Cellist Stefan Reuss studied with Antonio Janigro in his native Germany and later with Harvey Shapiro at Juilliard, where he received his master’s degree. He made his Carnegie Hall debut playing the Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto. Reuss was a professor of cello and chamber music at the University of Northern Iowa and a member of the artist faculty at the California Music Center before joining the San Francisco Symphony in 1985. In 1988, he became principal cellist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble. He also appears regularly as a founding member of Salon Concerts, a series featuring chamber music in the historic Salon of the Academy of Medicine in Rochester, New York, and has previously served as co–artistic director of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester.