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 and made his solo debut with the Orchestra in 2011. He again appeared as a soloist with the orchestra in 2013 and in 2018. He has also been heard in solo appearances and chamber music concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. From 1992–96, Rose was the first violinist of the Everest Quartet, top prizewinners at the 1995 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Rose is a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he maintains a studio and directs the orchestral violin repertoire classes. A participant at many summer music festivals, Rose regularly appears at the Mimir and Orcas Island Chamber Music Festivals, and the Colorado College Festival and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. He has a Master of Music degree and Performers’ Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.