Violinist Stephen Redfield, honored as “Best Instrumentalist of 2018-19” by the Austin Critics Table, was a student of Dorothy DeLay at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and Donald Weilerstein at the Eastman School. He has been Professor of Violin at the University of Southern Mississippi since 1996. He has maintained an active schedule as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and internationally, even through the pandemic, live and online. This fall he played “Recomposed,” by Max Richter, with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart’s beloved “Turkish” Concerto with his students’ orchestra. On Baroque violin, he played a Vivaldi concerto, and a Bach concerto.
Over his 40 years with the Oregon Bach Festival, he has participated in numerous recordings, including the Grammy® Award-winning disc Credo. Stephen is concertmaster of Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Arizona Bach Festival, the Conspirare Company of Voices and La Follia Austin Baroque. And his performances as concertmaster and soloist with the Victoria Bach Festival have been broadcast nationally.