A native of Berlin, Germany, violinist Iris Stone has been a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra for the 1995/96 season under Stuart Canin and has been performing with the orchestra since 2001.
As part of the Stone-Zimmermann violin-piano duo and chamber musician in various ensembles, Iris has performed all over Europe and the United States. She recently performed and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The concert was telecast live on German national television and recorded on the EMI label.
As a member of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, a world-class touring ensemble, Iris performed in the great concert halls of Europe, Asia, and America on prestigious series such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and San Francisco Performances. She has also been a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, has been Assistant Concertmaster of San Francisco’s Women’s Philharmonic and Principal 2nd Violin of the Monterey Symphony Orchestra.
Iris first came to the United States in 1993 as a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Subsequently she worked with violinist Donald Weilerstein, founding member of the Cleveland Quartet, and was granted a long-term residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada.