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Rose enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher, appearing annually in concerts and master classes across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is principal second violin of The Cleveland Orchestra, a position he has held since 2001, and a member of the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music for over two decades, serving for many years as head of the Violin Department.
“We warmly welcome Steve Rose to our storied Strings Department,” said Abra Bush, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean. “His extraordinary tenure with The Cleveland Orchestra combined with his impressive teaching history at the Cleveland Institute of Music and beyond uniquely qualify him to help shape the next generation of great violinists from Jacobs.”
A Louisiana native, Rose joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1997 as a member of the first violin section and made his solo debut with the orchestra in 2011, appearing again as soloist in 2013 and 2018. A frequent presenter of master classes at universities and conservatories, he also serves as a guest teaching artist at the New World Symphony and National Orchestral Institute.
As an avid teacher and performer of chamber music, Rose regularly appears at festivals around the world, including the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Mimir Chamber Music Festival (U.S. and Australia), Pacific Music Festival in Japan and others. He was honored with the Alumni Achievement Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2005.
From 1992 to 1996, Rose was first violinist of the Everest Quartet, a prizewinner at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
“Steve’s wealth of musical knowledge, with his many years as a principal in one of the world’s most renowned orchestras and his vast experience in chamber music, makes him a marvelous addition to our faculty, and we could not be happier to welcome him,” said Simin Ganatra, chair of the Strings Department.