Steven Pologe (on leave)
Steven Pologe has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Sweden, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and New Zealand. He is associate professor of cello at the School of Music of the University of Oregon, and cellist with both the Oregon String Quartet and Trio Pacifica. Recently released CDs include string quartets by William Grant Still, recorded with the Oregon String Quartet, and works by Jon Deak for solo cello and piano trio. Mr. Pologe has appeared frequently as concerto soloist with a number of Northwest orchestras, and performs annually as principal cellist of the Oregon Bach Festival. Prior to moving to Oregon, Pologe was principal cellist with the Honolulu Symphony for thirteen seasons, appearing frequently as a featured soloist, and was on the University of Hawaii music faculty. While in Hawaii, he co-founded and directed the Academy Camerata chamber music series in Honolulu.
Steven Pologe received the bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music and master's degree from the Juilliard School, where he was a three-year scholarship student of Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. For more information, go to StevenPologe-cello.com.