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, Lubiarz has performed in the Czech Republic, Austria, and throughout Japan. In addition to performing with Ensemble Resonance, he has been the managing member of Bell’arte Strings. He performs yearly at the Arizona Musicfest and was the founder of the Port Elizabeth Chamber Music Festival in Caseville, Michigan.
Lubiarz has also been an active teacher for over a 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 onstage, you’ll find him helping his clients buy or sell real estate as a licensed Realtor and Residential & Certified Condo Specialist within the city of Calgary as well as Phoenix, Arizona.