Biography of Stuart Fifield 









Stuart Fifield was born in Islington, North London and spent his early years in Uganda and Kenya, where his father was a Civil Servant. Following Kenyan Independence, he moved with the rest of his family first to the Seychelles, and then to Australia and, finally, to South Africa, from where he returned to the United Kingdom in 1990. He says that he never found so much travel during his childhood a problem, although he was often uprooted in the process. Life was too full of excitement and adventure and it fostered a life-long love of travel, which continues to this day.

Stuart finished his education in South Africa and obtained a Master of Music degree from the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town. He followed a career as a concert soloist in oratorio and opera, singing baritone repertoire, as well as studying both piano and the clarinet. 

Today he is the Musical Director of the East Grinstead Concert Band and plays euphonium in the Wadhurst Brass Band.

Returning to the United Kingdom from Cape Town, he established and developed, as co-owner, a successful interior design consultancy in Kent. He then went on to become a web page designer, before qualifying as a Music teacher. During his teaching career he taught several other subjects, including English, History and Drama. In addition, he was actively involved in teaching pupils who had English as a foreign language, as well as pupils with learning difficulties.

He lives with his partner and two Burmese cats in East Sussex and is fortunate enough to be able to divide his time between writing, performing and travelling. Stuart is a regular visitor to Italy and to Egypt.