Lya Stern

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Lya W. Stern (1950-) is a violinist, recording artist and violin teacher. Born Lya Weiss to a Jewish family in Cluj, Romania, Lya Stern moved to the United States as a teenager. She is married to Larry Stern and has two children.


Additional studies in solo, chamber and orchestral playing at:

A student of two of Leopold Auer's students (Raphael Bronstein and Jascha Heifetz) Lya Stern was a resident, artist and teacher in New York and Los Angeles. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. where she chairs the ASTA Certificate Advancement Program.

Teaching credits[edit]

Artistic credits[edit]

Symphonic, opera and ballet[edit]

National Gallery Orchestra, National Symphony Pops, Washington Bach Consort, Maryland Lyric Opera House, Paul Hill Chorale Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony, California Chamber Symphony, Roger Wagner Master Chorale and Simphonia, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets Nureyev and The Paris Opera Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Santa Monica Symphony, New American Orchestra, Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Glendale Symphony, San Fernando Valley Symphony, Westside Symphony, Westchester Symphony, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra

TV shows and concerts[edit]

Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marvin Hamlisch, Vikki Carr, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, Pia Zadora, Robert Goulet, Bing Crosby, Bernadette Peters, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Sinatra, Peter Nero, Eddie Fisher, Merv Griffin, Jack Jones, Ray Charles, Barbara Mandrell, Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Charo, Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Henry Mancini, Dudley Moore, Julio Iglesias, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show, (Oscar)Academy Awards and Grammy Awards, and others.

Phonograph recordings[edit]

Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, John Davidson, Captain & Tennille, Tom Jones, Osmond Brothers, Donny & Marie, Neal Hefti, Chuck Mangione, Nelson Riddle, Gladys Knight, Jackson Browne, Rita Coolidge, Carole King, etc.

Feature films[edit]

Capricorn One, Star Trek, Grease, Rocky, New York, N.Y., A Star is Born, King Kong, Hook, Blues Brothers, Robin and Marian, The Domino Principle, Centennial, Beau Geste, The Buddy Holly Story, Back to the Future, The Muppet Movie, Ordinary People, The Hindenburg, The Greatest, Psycho II, Caddyshack, Dynasty, A Small Town in Texas, Trial of Billy Jack, Waiting to Exhale, etc.

TV films[edit]

Columbo, Little House on the Prairie, The Streets of San Francisco, Undersea World, Quincy, M.E., Hawaii Five-O, Marcus Welby, M.D., Name of the Game, Ironside, Barnaby Jones, Medical Center, Kojak, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Dallas, etc.


Hello, Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Night Music, Chorus Line, Promenade, Lorelei, Irene, Gypsy, Evita, etc.


Publisher and editor:

Life At The End of the Tunnel[5]