Stefan Hintersteininger is a Vancouver-based freelance cellist, educator, composer and arranger, equally at home in a vast range of different musical styles. Stefan is a regular extra player with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and a member of Erato Ensemble, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and a founding member of Vancouver’s cutting-edge improvising new music sextet, Ethos Collective. Recently, Stefan has worked extensively with Vancouver New Music and Turning Point Ensemble, as well as in commercial recording studios. Stefan is increasingly becoming known as a composer, having written works for many of Vancouver’s foremost ensembles. When not playing, composing or teaching, Stefan can be found at the Canadian Music Centre, where he holds the position of Librarian. As an educator, Stefan believes that the path to success lies in a firm grounding of correct technique and the development of good habits from the very beginning. Once these are established, the student has the tools and the freedom to pursue whichever musical direction they are most passionate about.
Education: B.Mus., UBC (2004); M.Mus., DePaul University (2006); MLIS, UBC (2009).