Meet the Musicians Violin

Stephen Warner


Orchestra member since 1979

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education: The University of Georgia, The Cleveland Institute of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music

Studied with: Eduard Melkus, Ivan Galamian, David Cerone, Bernhard Goldschmidt, Jascha Brodsky, Isidore Cohen

Instrument: Steve plays a 1780 Ferdinand Gagliano violin.

About Stephen:

Steve is a long-time resident of Cleveland--he’s lived here for 33 years--and enjoys major league baseball.  He and his wife, TCO violinist Carolyn Warner, have a son, Ari, who is an artist.  They are proud owners of two bunnies, Alfie, a French Lop, and Simon, a Netherlands Dwarf.  He enjoys many hobbies.  “I was torn between engineering and music through my teenage years so now I LOVE tinkering with engines, home improvement and other hands-on projects.  Tools are my passion!  Carolyn and I are also boaters and enjoy many boating trips and evenings with our friends and family.  I recently got my scuba certification and really enjoy diving as well.” Steve, along with his trio (The Cleveland Duo and James Umble) frequently do master classes and clinics when they travel.