April 25, 2018

CIM Student Stephen Tavani appointed Assistant Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra

Stephen Tavani

Stephen Tavani, currently studying with William Preucil in the Concertmaster Academy, will join The Cleveland Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster in September 2018. 

“The Cleveland Orchestra has a very rich tradition of excellence. Joining an orchestra with such an inspiring level of musicianship will challenge me to improve and grow as a musician. It is another step in my pursuit of making music at the highest level,” said Tavani. “I come from a very musical family, who greatly impacted the way I experience music. I was also blessed to study with some of the greatest violin teachers of our day at every level of my development. Every one of them had a tremendous influence on how I approach and interact with music. They include Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, William Preucil, Robert Lipsett, Aaron Rosand, Shirley Givens and Ronda Cole.”

Tavani is expected to earn an Artist Diploma in May 2018.

About Stephen Tavani

Violinist Stephen Tavani has served as the concertmaster for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia since 2016 and recently served as guest concertmaster for Jacksonville Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic. In the summer of 2016, he participated in his first season of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival and returned again in 2017. He’s also performed at the Dresden Music Festival, Music From Angel Fire, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Colburn Chamber Music Society, Curtis Recital Series, and with Curtis On Tour and the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.

As a soloist, he’s performed with Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the National Repertory Orchestra under Andrew Litton, the American Youth Symphony, the Brentwood Westwood Symphony, and others. He’s also served as concertmaster for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, the Colburn Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Americas for a 2015 tour of Canada, the National Repertory Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony and the MasterWorks Festival Orchestra.

Tavani grew up in Northern Virginia and holds an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles.