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Stein Brothers Duo
Edmund and Rudolph Stein have been playing together for over 35 years. Their parents, immigrants from the Ukraine, settled in Kansas and raised seven children. The children all played string instruments and often played together with acclaim and honors throughout the state. Their mother, Valentine Stein, realizing the need for a rounded and focused musical education, managed to send the two youngest to the Interlochen Arts Academy, a private school in Michigan.
Edmund Stein was born in Kansas and began studying violin with his father, Eric Stein, at the age of five. He later became a member of the Salina Youth Symphony and the Salina Civic Orchestra. Stein went on to graduate from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where he was a Concerto Competition winner. He then earned a Bachelor of Music degree and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. During the summers, he studied at the Interlochen National Music Camp, Meadowmount, and Chautauqua Music Festival.
Stein has served as Concertmaster of the San Diego Opera, and has been a member of the San Diego Symphony since 1987. He is also a member of the California Ballet orchestra and has performed with the Mainly Mozart, Olympic and Bear Valley Festivals. He is an active chamber and studio musician in the Southern California area. He was a member of the Thouvenel String Quartet from 1982-1987, which toured the United States, Europe and China.
Rudolph Stein is a member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra cello section and currently works as a cellist in the Los Angeles recording industry. He has served as principal cellist of the Charleston (WV) Symphony and principal cellist of the Shreveport (LA) Symphony and was a member of their resident string quartets. He has also been a member of Opera Pacific, San Diego Chamber Orchestra and has played with the San Diego Symphony.
As a Chamber Musician, Rudolph Stein has performed over National Radio and Television. He has also toured many parts of the United States, Europe and Latin America. He currently performs with his brother Edmund as a violin-cello duo. His chamber music mentors include Arnold Steinhart of the Guarneri String Quartet, Koichiro Harada. of the Tokyo String Quartet, Members of the Cleveland Quartet, Lillian Fuchs and members and former members of the Cleveland Orchestra including Stephen Geber and Alice Chalifoux.
He has attended and served as principal cello at many events and festivals including the Cleveland Institute of Music's Beethoven Society tour to New York's Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC and Spoleto Italy, the Classical Music Seminar at Vienna-Eisenstat, Austria and the Aspen Music Festival where he was awarded a fellowship.
Rudolph Stein is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has taught the cello privately and at the University of Charleston and is now teaching in Mission Viejo - Orange county, California.
Brahms Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
|Duet No. 1 by Sebastian Lee, Op. 125, No. 1
Lento ma non troppo
RONDO - Allegretto
|Duet for Violin and Cello by Franz Joseph Haydn
Tempo di menuetto
|Duo Op. 7 by Zoltán Kodály
Allegro serioso, non troppo
Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - Presto
|Passacaglia by Handel-Halvorson|