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Lisa Steltenpohl

Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Chair
Principal Viola
Lisa Steltenpohl

Lisa Steltenpohl, principal viola of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, originally from North Barrington, Illinois, comes from a musical family. She and her twin sister Anna, oboe and English horn, have been featured on the educational series “Musical Encounters” and have performed many recitals together highlighting the viola and oboe repertoire.

Prior to joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Steltenpohl was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Her teachers have included Misha Amory, Roberto Diaz, Desiree Ruhstrat and Stephen Wyrczynski. She made her Baltimore Symphony Orchestra solo debut performing Bach’s Sixth Brandenburg Concerto in the 2013-14 season and has since been heard performing Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante with violinist Madeline Adkins and Don Quixote by Richard Strauss in the 2017-18 season with conductor Jun Märkl.

Ms. Steltenpohl is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. She has served as principal violist of The Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the Haddonfield Symphony, now Symphony in C. When not playing the viola, Ms. Steltenpohl spends her time volunteering with the Baltimore based non-profit Thread, as well as serving on the board of the union, Local 40-543.