Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Stephen Salchow

Stephen Salchow, viola, divides his time between his shop in mid-town Manhattan as a bowmaker, and his other career as a performing violist. He was a student at the Mannes College of Music and studied viola with Maureen Gallagher, Rosemary Glyde, and Steven Tenenbom. Prior to that, he studied violin with William Kroll and Carol Amado. He has participated in many chamber music recitals and has appeared in concerts in Europe and North America, and was once featured on the 6:00 news here in New York City. He served as principal violist of the Riverside Orchestra for six years and, since May 2002, has played viola with the Musica Bella Orchestra. He was one of the viola soloists in J. S. Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto number 6 at the New York Viola Society concert on the Barge in May 2002. He works as a bowmaker with his father William and nephew Isaac, the world-famous Salchow bowmaking dynasty.
      He performed Bloch’s Suite Hébraïque with Musica Bella on February 29, 2004.

Musica Bella concerts: June 2, 2002; October 13, 2002; December 8, 2002; March 23, 2003; May 18, 2003; October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; February 29, 2004; May 2, 2004

This bio last updated May 2002.