Stefani Matsuo head shot

Stefani Matsuo

Instrument: violin

Education: Bachelor of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music, Master of Music from The Juilliard School

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Neighborhood: Park Hills, Kentucky

Joined the CSO in 2015

Inspirations as a musician: I am constantly listening to recordings and watching music videos online. Technology has put everything at our fingertips!

Activities outside the CSO: Co-Artistic Director of concert:nova

Hobbies: Fashion and cooking

Family: Married to cellist, Hiro Matsuo

Fun fact about Stefani: I started playing violin when I was one year old, so I cannot imagine life without music.

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? I believe music has the ability connect people unlike any other medium. By bringing world-class music to the concert stage as well as to our communities, we can use music to break down barriers and unite all people.