Steven Rochen, a native of Texas, studied at the Mannes College of Music with Sally Thomas where he completed a Masters Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma. His undergraduate training was at the University of Houston with Fredell Lack and conducting study was with Igor Buketoff. His chamber music coaches include Felix Galimir, John Graham, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and Paul Doktor. He has performed in master classes with Josef Gingold and Julius Levine.
Mr. Rochen has performed in solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. As a composer specializing in works for children's performance, his compositions and arrangements for orchestra have been broadcast on NBC and PBS. His conducting activities include: conductor of the Third Street Sinfonia and the young children's orchestra, Con Spirito. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Rochen travelled to Europe as the Paul-Philippe Bolduc Memorial Fellow.
Mr. Rochen is a former faculty member of City University of New York, Baruch College, and has served as a clinician and chamber music coach for the Vermont Youth Orchestra. Mr. Rochen is currently on the faculty of the Trinity School in New York City (since 1989) and on the faculty of The Meadowmount School of Music (since 1995).
Bachelor of Music: University of Houston, Houston, TX; Post-Graduate Diploma and Master of Music, The Mannes College of Music; Summers at the Meadowmount School of Music
Sally Thomas, Fredell Lack, Igor Buketoff
Former member of Laredo Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, Alexandria Symphony. Assistant Concertmaster - Primavera Potosina Festival in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Arranger and performer on CD "Twilight 14" by the indie band "The Baskervilles," Violin and vocals on CDs of The New Lost Faculty Ramblers.
COMPETITIONS / SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS
2008 Paul-Philippe Bolduc Memorial Fellow, Texas Media Center award for film.
Primavera Potosina, Meadowmount