2002 Anthony Lane violin is a truly
beautiful instrument. It's extremely
responsive, with a naturally clear
voice that projects effortlessly.
I know I can depend on it, whether
playing Strauss solos, chamber music,
or leading the entire opera orchestra
– it's a joy to play."
Concertmaster of the San Francisco
Opera Orchestra, Kay Stern received
her bachelor's, master's and doctorate
from the Juilliard School of Music.
A featured artist on television
and radio, Ms. Stern has appeared
on PBS's "Live from Lincoln
Center," CNN's "Women
Today," "A Prairie Home
Companion," "St. Paul
Sunday Morning," and Robert
Sherman's "Listening Room."
is also passionate about teaching
and has served as assistant to Dorothy
DeLay at the Aspen Music Festival,
assistant to the Juilliard Quartet
at the Juilliard School, and has
been a faculty member at the Cleveland
Institute of Music, the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music, and the University
of San Francisco.
former First Violinist and founding
member of Lark String Quartet, Kay
Stern has toured and coached extensively
throughout the United States, Europe,
and Asia. She continues to be an
avid chamber musician and maintains
a busy schedule of recitals, performances,
teaching, and recording. Her chamber
music recordings can be heard on
Phillips, Nonesuch, MusicMasters,
Innova, Koch International, and
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