Violinist Stefan Hersh enjoys a varied career, equally at home as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral musician and pedagogue. Since 2003 he has been Artist Faculty at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he serves as Director of String Chamber Music. From 1995-2003 Hersh was Associate professor at DePaul University.
Hersh’s career as a performer has included positions as Principal Second Violin of the Minnesota Orchestra (1991-1995), and Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony (1989-1991). Hersh was a founding member of the Chicago based Callisto Ensemble (2002-2010), a founding member of the Chicago String Quartet (1995-2000) and a member of the of Chicago Chamber Musicians (1995-2000).
He has been a featured guest artist nationally and internationally at venues including the Cremona International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy, the Festival Campos do Jordao in Brasil, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, the Colorado College Summer Festival, the Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene, Washington, the Moab Music Festival in Southern Utah, the Taos Summer Music Festival in New Mexico, the Tucson Winter Festival in Arizona and the Mendocino Music Festival in Northern California.
Hersh is also an expert appraiser in rare violins and bows. He is a partner at Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins in Chicago.