Violin and Viola
Instrument: David Van Zandt, Seattle, Washington, 1991, after Jacob Stainer Absam, circa 1655.
Steve Creswell is a violinist and violist of eclectic breadth. He performs on historical instruments with Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Early Music Vancouver. He has recorded and toured internationally with Tafelmusik of Toronto, and REBEL from New York. On modern instruments, he has worked with dance companies, new music ensembles, and unusual string collectives–most recently, SCRAPE! the brainchild of Cornish School for the Arts professor, Jim Knapp. He also a member of Northwest Sinfonietta, a modern chamber orchestra hailing from Tacoma, Washington, and has played in the Whidbey Island Music Festival. Stephen performs frequently as concertmaster of Seattle Choral Company, and teaches at the Academy of Music Northwest in Bellevue, WA. In November, 2010, he jointly launched a new classical string ensemble in Seattle: the Kügeln Trio, with colleagues Nathan Whittaker and Laurel Wells.