Steven J. Lubiarz, a native of Troy, Michigan, joined the second violin section of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003. He began his musical studies at the age of five and received a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University where he was a student of Dan Rizner, Stephen Boe as well as Sebastian Gürtler during his semester study in Vienna, Austria. While completing his Master of Music in Violin Performance and Orchestral Studies at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, Lubiarz was a student of Cyrus Forough and Joseph Golan as well as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Prior to moving to Canada he was a member of the New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in Miami Beach, Florida.
As an avid chamber musician and soloist, Steven has performed in the Czech Republic, Austria, and throughout Japan. He is a member of the contemporary chamber ensemble Ensemble Resonance as well as the managing member of Bell’arte Strings. Mr. Lubiarz performs yearly at the Arizona Musicfest and was the founder of the Port Elizabeth Chamber Music Festival in Caseville, Michigan.
Steven has also been an active teacher for the past decade in New York, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona and continues his love of teaching today at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Lubiarz performs on an 1897 Leandro Bisiach, which was a gift from his first teacher, the late Anne Dodge.
He also volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Calgary, and when not on stage, you’ll find Steven helping his clients buy or sell their home as a licensed Realtor and Residential & Certified Condo Specialist within the city of Calgary and surrounding areas.