Joseph Edelberg

First Violin

Concertmaster of the Santa Rosa Symphony since 1997, Joe Edelberg has had the distinct honor of leading this outstanding orchestra under the batons of four inspiring SRS Music Directors. For many years, when not onstage at Weill Hall, he has played with the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony, as well as in the Bay Area early music scene, with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and Magnificat Baroque. His guest leader appearances include the Berkeley, California, and Marin symphonies. He has also appeared at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, as concertmaster at the Summer Festival Orchestras of Mendocino and San Luis Obispo, and, farther afield, as guest principal second violin of the Bavarian State Opera.

Edelberg plays with the string quartet StringCircle, and new music with Earplay and Composers, Inc. His solo performances, in addition to those with Santa Rosa Symphony, include the symphonies of Berkeley and Oakland. He has recorded with the aforementioned baroque orchestras, the Berkeley Symphony, Chanticleer, Earplay, and the Skywalker Symphony. A Massachusetts native, Edelberg graduated from Amherst College, and studied with Philipp Naegele, Felix Galimir, and Adolf Bruk.

Joseph Edelberg official portrait