Paul Stein
Status: Member
Member Since: May 21, 2007
Last Visit:April 14, 2023

Paul Stein

A 36 year member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he brought his musical experience into many educational and chamber music venues. He retired from the Philharmonic in 2017. He created the Chamber Music Express ensemble in 1985 to introduce classical music to audiences at schools and libraries. His stories for those programs include Galileo’s Metronome, The Magical, Musical Mini-Mall, and The Voyage of the Viola. Mr. Stein is the Artistic Director of the Classical Kaleidoscope chamber music series at the Arcadia Library, which started its 16th season in 2020. It has presented music from many lands, including China and Africa. He was also the director of the chamber music series for five years at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center.

Paul has performed the complete cycle of the Beethoven sonatas with Jocelyn Chang at Cal State San Bernardino and is currently performing the cycle of Delius and Reger sonatas with Leo Marcus at the Santa Monica Library.

Some of his performances are on YouTube, at Paul Stein violin.

He has been a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Glendale,Pasadena and Crown City community orchestras, and the Rio Hondo Symphony. He teaches violin and viola, from beginners through advanced, at his home studio and on Zoom. His students are in the Certificate of Merit program. He has also been on the faculty at the University of La Verne, Pasadena City College and Glendale College. His articles about the relationship between music and the mind have been featured in Strings Magazine, the American String Teacher and the California Music Journal. His hobbies include bridge, aquariums, hiking and reading. He lives with his wife in Monrovia.

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