Stephen Rose has held the position of principal second violin of The Cleveland Orchestra since 2001. He joined the Orchestra in April 1997 as a member of the first violin section. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Rose was the first violin of the Everest Quartet, top prize winner at the 1995 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Mr. Rose is a member of the violin faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A participant in many summer music festivals, he frequently appears at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Orcas Island (WA) Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Mimir Chamber Music Festival (TX), Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and the Festival der Zukunft in Switzerland. Mr. Rose received a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master of music degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2005.