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Principal, The Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Institute of Music
Stephen Rose is Principal Second Violin of The Cleveland Orchestra, a position he has held since 2001. He joined the Orchestra in 1997 as a member of the first violin section. He has also been heard in solo appearances and chamber music concerts throughout North America and Europe. From 1992-96, Mr. Rose was the first violinist of the Everest Quartet, top prizewinners at the 1995 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Stephen Rose is a member of the violin faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he maintains a studio and directs the orchestral violin repertoire class. He also serves on the faculty of the Encore School for Strings, Kent/Blossom Music, The National Orchestral Institute and the New World Symphony. A participant at many summer music festivals, Mr. Rose frequently appears at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Orcas Island (WA) Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Music at Gretna (PA), the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Fort Worth, TX, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Festival der Zukunft in Switzerland.
In 1994 Stephen Rose received the Masters of Music degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also named winner of the 1993 Starling Foundation Competition for Violinists. He received the Bachelor of Music degree in 1992 from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a winner of the school's concerto competition. He received the Alumni Achievement Award from CIM in 2005.