Everything String was founded in 1997 by Stephen and Ann Chin to promote excellence in the development of string ensemble playing.
The primary objective of Everything String is to expose all levels of string players to a diverse range of musical styles. Melodic interest is often shared between parts making for a positive dynamic within the ensemble. The music itself is attractive to players and audience alike, a number of pieces being well known classics. Many sets contain two or more works.
Everything String publications have been selected as test pieces for various festivals and are currently on the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and String Ensemble Syllabuses.
Under the banner of Everything String, Stephen publishes a number of string compositions and arrangements which have been used as test pieces for a number of competitions throughout Australia. Notably, in both 2015 and 2016, Stephen was commissioned by the NSW Arts Education Unit to write works for several Sydney Opera House performances involving eight thousand primary age musicians throughout NSW. As a gesture of good will and to promote strong international relations, Everything String has also donated music to a number of international organisations such as Serendip (Sri Lanka), the Ghana String Project and the Yew Chung International School (Hong Kong).