Kemp, Stephen

BORN 8 Nov 1849, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - DIED 30 Oct 1918, London: Notting Hill
BIRTH NAME Kemp, Stephen Benjamin
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (166/3 (40158), cross with IHS on it, e of tall Bertadano cross)

Stephen Kemp was educated at the Royal Academy of Music. He was taught by George MacFarren, Walter MacFarren, Otto Goldsmith, John Goss and others. When he was fourteen years he made his public debut at the Assembly Rooms in Yarmouth. He worked for many years in London as a pianist and was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

In 1871 he toured in England and Wales with Henry Lazarus and in 1878 in Norway with Oluf Svensen. From 1876 to 1882 he taught piano at the National Training School of Music. Then he taught piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama until his death. He composed works for the piano and for the organ.

After his wife Clara Beasley died, he married Gertrude Thorne in 1905. His son Stanley Wells Kemp (1882-1945) was a marine biologist. He died in 1918 in London and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery. His first wife was buried in the same grave.

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The grave of Stephen Kemp at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.
Picture by Androom (18 Apr 2024)


• Vivian-Neal, Henry & Alexander Bisset, Their Exits: Encore, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 2020
Stephen Kemp - Wikipedia

Kempner, Robert W.

Published: 28 Apr 2024
Last update: 28 Apr 2024