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Stephen Rose

Stephen Rose Photograph by Roger Mastroianni

Principal Second Violin
Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Endowed Chair
The Cleveland Orchestra

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. He performed as first violin of the Everest Quartet from 1992 to 1996; the group was a top prize winner at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 1995.

Mr. Rose is a member of the violin faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and teaches regularly at the New World Symphony, National Orchestral Institute, and Kent Blossom Music Festival.  A participant in many summer music festivals, he frequently appears at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Texas and Australia, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and Colorado College Music Festival. 

Stephen Rose earned 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.  In 2005, he was the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from CIM.

June 2018

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