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Dale Stuckenbruck, Adjunct Professor of Violin

Dale Stuckenbruck

Adjunct Professor of ViolinAssistant Director, LIU Post Chamber Music FestivalViolinist, Pierrot Consort, faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post

D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music


Dale Stuckenbruck, Grammy-nominated artist, is immersed in the diverse musical life in New York as a soloist, concertmaster, chamber musician and teacher. His mentor of three decades was the great violinist Erick Friedman, with whom he has appeared as soloist in recording and in chamber music. He has performed as soloist/concertmaster with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi, New York Virtuosi, New York String Ensemble, Tchaikovsky Chamber, Orchestra, Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, Music at St. Ignatius, Dance Theater of Harlem, Queens Symphony, Masterworks, and the Long Island Philharmonic. He recorded the “Concerto for Violin and String Choir” for Opus One by Louis Pelosi, with Erick Friedman on Kultur Video, and for countless commercial recordings and films. 

He has been featured in Strings Magazine, Wuolgang Umak (Korea), Newsday, Sarasate (Japan) and the New York Times. He has been a guest lecturer for the Juilliard School of Music (musical saw and Baroque violin), and the Long Island Guitar Festival. Recognized as one of the premier artist of the musical saw, receiving international acclaim for “Sawing to New Heights”, "Ancient Voices of Children" by George Crumb on Bridge Records, and for his performances of the “Divination by Mirrors” by Michael Levine with the New Century Chamber Orchestra and the New York Virtuosi. He has performed the saw in chamber music with Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and with the New York Philharmonic.

As a mandolinist he has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, ABT, and with Paula Robison at the Metropolitan Museum and in a recording with her and the Charleston Symphony. As an erhu player he has appeared as soloist with the Queens Philharmonic. He created the music for the films “Shadows” and “Fresh,” featured at the Whitney Museum and the Israeli Museum. He and Heawon Kim are founders of unique string ensemble for young talent, Kammermusik, the ECO orchestra of the Waldorf School of Garden City, and the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra. He is the violinist the chamber groups L’Ensemble and the Pierrot Consort and in chamber ensembles such as the Clarion Concerts, Leaf Peeper Concerts, and at the Caramoor Festival. Since 1975 he has toured with Heawon Kim, pianist, in recitals in Asia, Europe and South America. Adjunct full professor at LIU since 1986. Music Director at the Waldorf School of Garden City since 2011; Assistant Director of the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival; Faculty: Oyster Bay Music Festival and Songe d’Été en Musique. D.M.A. from MSM, 1984.

“ of all, the angelic sounds of a musical saw, played here by Dale Stuckenbruck. Who needs electronics when you have this strangely alluring instrument?” New York Times, March 2017  (in a performance with the New York Philharmonic, "Fractured Dreams," by Lera Auerbach, Leonidas Kavakos -violin, Alan Gilbert-conductor)

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