Stephen Clapp is a violinist, an educator and Dean Emeritus of the Julliard School. As a member of the Beaux-Arts String Quartet, Mr. Clapp won the first Naumberg Chamber Music Award.  He won the Josef Gingold Prize of the Cleveland Society for Strings and has been concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.  Stephen Clapp has performed throughout Europe and North American.  He was first violinist in the Blair String Quartet as well as the founding violinist of the Oberlin Trio.


"Mr Clapp, who was ably accompanied by the pianist Frances Walker, plays sweetly and songfully, with innate taste; he produces a dark, affecting tone from his instrument, which sounded almost like a viola at times. ...a vigorous interpretation." Tim Page (music critic) of the New York Times


Teaching Schedule

Brian Lewis Young Artists Program
June 23, 2013 (1 week)
The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute
Ottawa, KS

Credo Chamber Music
July 1, 2013 (2 weeks)
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Oberlin, OH

Stradivarius Advanced String Camp
July 15, 2013 (1 week)
Stradivarius International Violin Competition
Salt Lake City, UT

Crescendo Summer Institute
July 28, 2013 (2 weeks)
S√°rospatak, Hungary

Labor Day Retreat with Sean Jackson
August, 30 2013 (weekend only)
Laity Lodge
Real, TX