2018 3:00 pm
Student Recital: Stephen Weiss, viola
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
COST: Free and open to the public
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Violist Stephen Weiss enjoys an extensive career as a solo, orchestral, and chamber player having performed in venues across the United States and Europe. As a soloist, Stephen has taken the stage with the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society, becoming the first violist to ever do so. In 2015, he would make his international debut at the Interharmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy.
Stephen's career has involved collaborations with artists such as Gary Levinson, Yuriy Bekker, Andres Diaz, Michael Klotz, Caren Levine, and several members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He is also a founding member of the Ferrum String Quartet, which gained national recognition in their debut performance at the Sunflower Music Festival in 2016 and has since performed in venues across the United States. He is currently the assistant principal violist of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra and a violist with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
Stephen is a graduate of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and is pursuing his masters degree at Carnegie Mellon University where he studies with David Harding. His former primary teachers were Marylene Gingras-Roy, Timothy Deighton, and Paul Silver.