Stephanie Quinn
Status: Member
Member Since: September 16, 2004
Last Visit:June 13, 2012

Stephanie Quinn

As a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Stephanie Quinn has a list of professional credits that spans many pages. Presently, she is an active free-lance violinist, performing with many of Chicago’s musical groups, both classical, as well as contemporary dance bands.

Ms. Quinn is also in demand as a private instructor for violin, piano, and frequently serves on juries of music competitions. Her music career highlights include a Carnegie Hall appearance with the St. Cecilia Choir, recording a solo violin/vocal album inside the Great Pyramid in Egypt, meeting the Dalai Lama on his 59th birthday, and performing for fundraisers for the Tibetan cause. She also conducted her ballet composition, Saqqara’s Story, inspired by her night in the Pyramid, and has served as Concertmaster of the Spoleto Opera Festival Orchestra in Italy.

Stephanie’s music education began with William Browning, pianist, Carl Freidberg’s premiere student, who was a pupil of Clara Schumann and Brahms. His colleague, violin teacher George Perlman, was Ms. Quinn’s first major violin teacher. Ms. Quinn spent most of her childhood in a practice room, and at age17, was awarded the Merit Scholarship to attend Eastman School of Music, accepted as both a piano and violin major, studying with Charles Castleman. Following Eastman, she studied with Felix Galimir of the Juilliard School and Gerardo Ribeiro of Northwestern University, as well as trained in master classes with Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Malcolm Frager and others. Ms. Quinn has recorded and interviewed in New York on WBAI radio.

Ms.Quinn is looking for a producer for her 17 minute ballet piece reflecting her peace activism in the middle east.