Stanley Konopka joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1991 and has been assistant principal viola since 1993. He previously served as principal violist and soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra and was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Konopka won several notable awards at the Interlochen Arts Academy before attending the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) as a student of The Cleveland Orchestra principal viola, Robert Vernon. Currently a faculty member at CIM, Konopka has taught at the Encore School for Strings and has performed at the chamber music festivals of Banff, Taos and Pensacola.
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