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. He has been heard in solo appearances and chamber music concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. From 1992-96, he 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 (CIM), where he maintains a studio and directs the orchestral violin repertoire classes. He also serves on the faculty of Kent/Blossom Music, the National Orchestral Institute, and the New World Symphony. A participant at many summer music festivals, he regularly appears at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Mimir Chamber Music Festival, and Colorado College Music Festival. Rose received a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, preceded by a Bachelor of Music degree from CIM. He was honored with the CIM Alumni Achievement Award in 2005. He has participated in PMF 12 times since 2006. This year he is scheduled to take part in the online education program and a digital concert.