Violinist Oliver Steiner is teaching at his Atlanta violin studio following a twenty-year career on the faculty of Rochester, New York’s Eastman School of Music.
Steiner's undergraduate and graduate studies were with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School, after which he studied with Nathan Milstein in Zurich. The New York Times, in a review of his Carnegie Recital Hall debut titled: “Steiner Violin Sparkles”, said: “Fine-honed techniques and superior musicianship asserted themselves at every point.” His performances have been heard at numerous venues across the U.S. and Europe, in radio and TV broadcast and in recordings.
A list of Steiner's alumni reads like a veritable “Who’s Who” of violin playing. His students include members of major U.S. symphony orchestras, violinist-teachers on university faculties, and a winner of three international violin competitions who was recently appointed Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Those students who are seeking to enter a conservatory profit from instruction informed by his many years of experience in adjudicating Eastman violin entrance auditions.
He often works with violinists who are already well established in the profession, and eager to benefit from his consultation, but love of music and the violin, and not necessarily professional aspiration, is what he seeks in prospective students.