Violinist, Composer, Educator
"Greenman is a violinist, which is a bit like saying LeBron James is a basketball player. Greenman....might even have more moves." Cleveland Plain Dealer
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading practitioners of klezmer violin music, Steven Greenman is a concert performer, composer and educator of klezmer, East European folk and classical music.
He has performed as violin soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Akron, Canton, Firelands and Muncie Symphonies, the National Repertory Orchestra and the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra.
Steven composed his Klezmer Concert Suite for Solo Violin and Orchestra in 2018 and has produced two landmark recordings of his original Jewish and klezmer compositions, Stempenyu’s Dream and Stempenyu’s Neshome. He has performed his own arrangements of traditional East European violin showpieces as soloist with orchestras.
Steven is the director and founder of the Case Western Reserve University Klezmer Music Ensemble.
He has led klezmer music master classes at KlezKamp, KlezKanada, Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany), Internationales Klezmer Festival Fuerth (Germany), KlezFest London (England) and Master Class de Musica Tradicional Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in addition to numerous universities and colleges.
Steven was featured as violin soloist performing the music of violin virtuoso David Rubinoff with the Joseph Rubin Orchestra (“Rubinoff and His Violin concert” - 2018).
His thrilling collaboration with master pipa-player Gao Hong, The Braided Candle, explores a unique blending of both traditional Jewish and Chinese folk music styles. Steven has also performed the enchanting Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with several symphony orchestras.
“Steven Greenman…particularly impressive.”
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th, 2019, 3pm
Case Western Reserve University - Harkness Chapel
Cleveland, Ohio 44106