Violinist Stefan Hersh has a diverse background, having served as Principal Second Violin of the Minnesota Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony, and as a member of the Callisto Ensemble, the Chicago String Quartet, and the Chicago Chamber Musicians. He has appeared as a featured guest artist and soloist in venues across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He was Associate Professor at DePaul University before joining the faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2003.
Stefan Hersh is the founder and Artistic Director of Guarneri Hall NFP, a Chicago organization that produces a curated mix of live performances, original music videos, and other digital content. Hersh is also an expert appraiser of rare violins and bows and evaluates rare antique string instruments and bows all over the world as a partner at Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins in Chicago.