Artistic Quilts
by William Steck

Before there was quilting, there was joyous music...

Before his illustrious career as an artistic quilter, Mr. Steck was a professional violinist for more than 50 years.

The following is a partial bio, written in the present tense, and shamelessly stolen from an online review of one of his CDs. This text will be updated when suitable text has been written:

Mr. Steck has been Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra since 1982 when he was personally selected by conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. Active as a soloist and recitalist since the age of four, Mr. Steck has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony as well as many other orchestras, including Atlanta, Dallas, Cleveland, St. Louis and Philadelphia.

His chamber music experience is both varied and extensive. He is currently first violinist of the Stratford String Quartet and violinist of the Flathead Festival Piano Quartet which offers a series of concerts based at the festival, located in Whitefish, MT. Previously he has been the violinist of the Lanier Trio of Atlanta, GA, and first violinist of the Severence String Quartet in Cleveland.

Mr. Steck has held the posts of Assistant Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, and Concertmaster of both the Dallas and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. His violin is contemporary: made in 1979, it is a fine example of the work of the late noted maker Sergio Peresson.

Discography:

Carl Maria von Weber : Six Sonatas, Air
Carl Maria von Weber (Composer), William Steck (Performer), Lambert Orkis (Performer)
Sample:
Adler: Music For Violin
Performers: George Peachey, William Steck, Cary Lewis, Yvonne Caruthers

Online articles and reviews:

Necessary Music: William Steck & Lambert Orkis play Martinon, Respighi & Dello Joio (1999)