Steven Greenman

Violin Soloist

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Steven Greenman is recognized internationally as one of the finest practitioners of traditional East European Jewish klezmer and Gypsy violin. Described by the Washington Post as “particularly impressive,” and as “extraordinary” by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Greenman is also the creator of a substantial body of new traditional Jewish and klezmer music that has been performed and researched by musicians and scholars worldwide. He is the producer and lead performer of the landmark recordings “Stempenyu’s Dream” and “Stempenyu’s Neshome,” which contain his original klezmer and Jewish spiritual compositions while two of his Jewish liturgical melodies have been recognized and published by the Shalshelet Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music.

As a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Greenman is a co-producer and lead performer of the recording, “Khevrisa: European Klezmer Music.” In addition to klezmer music, Greenman is an accomplished performer of Hungarian nota and urban East European Romani (“Gypsy”) music and is a performer and recording artist with the ensemble Harmonia. As a concert performer, he has been a guest soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Canton Symphony and the Akron Symphony, performing his own arrangements of traditional East European Romani (“Gypsy”) violin music and klezmer music. Greenman received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and has been the concertmaster of the new Ted Lewis Orchestra since 2014. For more information visit

Greenman is a violinist, which is a bit like saying LeBron James is a basketball player. Greenman....might even have more moves.
— Cleveland Plain Dealer