Joseph Edelberg (violin) is the concertmaster of the Santa Rosa Symphony. He has performed for many years with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and American Bach Soloists. He has appeared as guest leader with many Bay Area groups, including the Berkeley Symphony, the Marin Symphony, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Opera Merola Grand Finals Orchestra, and the California Symphony. Farther afield, he has appeared at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, as concertmaster at the Summer Festival Orchestras of Mendocino and San Louis Obispo, and as guest principal second violin of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra.

Adding to his repertoire are the years spent with the string quartet StringCircle and the new music group Earplay. Edelberg has made solo appearances with the symphonies of Oakland and Berkeley, as well as with the Santa Rosa Symphony. He has recorded with the baroque orchestras mentioned above, the Berkeley Symphony, Chanticleer, and Earplay.

Edelberg is a graduate of Amherst College in his native Massachusetts. He has studied with Phillip Naegele, Felix Galimir, and Adolf Bruk.

[from program for May 15, 2017 concert]