Aspen Music Festival And School

Stephen WyrczynskiBack To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • viola

Faculty Details

  • Half Session 2 Only

Stephen Wyrczynski, viola, is a professor of music, viola, at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra for eighteen years. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1988 from Juilliard and was then accepted at the Curtis Institute of Music where he earned a diploma in 1991. His principal teachers were Kim Kashkashian, Karen Tuttle, and Joseph DePasquale. As a chamber musician, he has performed with such artists as Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Pamela Frank, Edgar Meyer, Vladimir Feltsman, and Dawn Upshaw. He has played in many of North America’s celebrated venues, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Le Domaine Forget, the Newport Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Tanglewood, Kingston Music Festival, the Casal’s Music Festival, El Paso Pro Musica, and the Apollo Chamber Players. Mr. Wyrczynski considers his teaching a direct result of his own relationship to performing, practicing, and listening. He approaches each student as an individual personality and potential artist. He has been an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2006. In addition to teaching private lessons, he conducts a class in orchestral audition repertoire and techniques.

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