Violinists James Ehnes and Stephen Rose join the faculty from August 2024

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has appointed violinists James Ehnes and Stephen Rose to its faculty.

Canadian violinist James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after musicians on the international stage as a concert soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He leads the Ehnes Quartet and has been artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society since 2012. His recordings have won many awards, including two Grammys, three Gramophone Awards and eleven Juno Awards. Ehnes is also a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

‘Violin at the Jacobs School of Music has an astonishing history of excellence, with faculty such as Josef Gingold, Jorja Fleezanis and Mauricio Fuks, and alumni including Joshua Bell and Noah Bendix-Balgley,’ said Abra Bush, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean. ‘We enthusiastically welcome violinist James Ehnes into that tradition and look forward to his impact on the Jacobs students and our school well into the future.’

Ehnes will join the faculty as professor of practice in violin.

American violinist Stephen Rose enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher, appearing annually in concerts and master classes across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. From 1992 to 1996, he was first violinist of the Everest Quartet. He is principal second violin of The Cleveland Orchestra, a position he has held since 2001, and a member of the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music for over two decades, serving for many years as head of the Violin Department.

‘Steve’s wealth of musical knowledge, with his many years as a principal in one of the world’s most renowned orchestras and his vast experience in chamber music, makes him a marvellous addition to our faculty, and we could not be happier to welcome him,’ said Simin Ganatra, chair of the Strings Department.

Rose will join the faculty as adjunct professor of music in violin.

Both Ehnes and Rose will assume their new roles on 1 August 2024.

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