Kay Stern is currently the Concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 1994. She has served as assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Aspen Music Festival, assistant to the Juilliard Quartet at the Juilliard School, has been a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of San Francisco. Kay has been featured on television and radio. She has appeared in PBS’s “Live from Lincoln Center,” CNN’s “Women Today,” Minnesota Public Radio’s Garrison Keillor “A Prairie Home Companion,” “St. Paul Sunday Morning,” and WQXR-NY Robert Sherman’s Listening Room. As former first violinist and founding member of the Lark String Quartet, she performed and gave master classes throughout the United States, Europe, andAsia. Some of Kay’s Concertmaster positions have included The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Concordia at Lincoln Center, Cabrillo Music Festival, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. Kay attended the Juilliard School as a student of Dorothy Delay. While there, she received full scholarships for her Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degree programs. She also studied with Michael Davis at Ohio State University. Her concerto and chamber music recordings can be heard on Phillips, Nonesuch, Innova, MusicMasters, Koch International, and Gramma Vision.
Kay Stern, violin