Stephen Rose has been Principal Second Violin of the Cleveland Orchestra since 2001. He joined the orchestra in 1997 as a member of the first violin section. He is a member of the violin faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A participant of many summer music festivals, he frequently appears at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Festival der Zukunft in Switzerland. He received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2005. This is his eighth appearance at PMF since 2006.