Bio

Violinist Paul Stein and Chamber Music Express have performed classical music in libraries and schools since 1985. Blending music and imaginative storytelling, he entertains children and adults alike with the delightful works of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. The assortment of musical styles includes ragtime, marches, and the humor of Fiddlin' the Fiddle and The Hot Canary. The stories include Vivaldi at the Village, Cooking with Ludwig, Bach and Buber: Together at Last, The Magical, Musical Mini-Mall, and Galileo's Metronome. The Los Angeles Times and Pasadena Star-News have recognized Chamber Music Express as a spirited and innovative ensemble. 

Trained at Southern Methodist University and Yale University, Mr. Stein was a member of the Santa Fe Opera and served as principal second violinist with the Colorado Symphony. He has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1982, and has worked with Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Andre Previn, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. 

Mr. Stein has conducted seminars on music and performance for teachers' organizations and for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. He has published articles in the journals of the American String Teacher and the California Music Teacher. He teaches violin and viola in Monrovia, has been on the Glendale College faculty since 1990, and has been a Visiting Artist at California Institute of Technology. 

He has produced and performed numerous chamber music programs with the California Classical Ensemble for the Midsummer Nights' Music series at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center.

(Click here for Paul's bio page on the LA Philharmonic Web site)

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