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Friends of Music present A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler
Stuart Canin, Martin Stoner, and Mark Volkert are the featured violinists for "A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler". Kreisler, an Austrian-born violinist and composer, was one of the most noted violin masters of his day and regarded as one of the greatest violin masters of all time. He was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing.
Stuart Canin, the distinguished violinist who served for over a decade as concertmaster of the S.F. Symphony, and who now heads up the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Violinist Martin Stoner studied at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian and later with David Nadien. As a soloist, Stoner has given numerous recitals in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Stoner has performed in orchestras under the baton of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, played chamber music with Lukas Foss and Yo Yo Ma, and recorded with some of the top popular artists of his time.
Composer and violinist Mark Volkert's 40 years with the San Francisco Symphony make him the orchestra's longest-serving member. He has been the SF Symphony's Assistant Concertmaster since 1980.