Steven Pologe

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Professor of Cello and Chamber Music
261 Frohnmayer Music Building
MMus 1978, Juilliard School
BMus 1974, Eastman School of Music

Steven Pologe is a professor of cello at the School of Music and cellist with both the Oregon String Quartet and Trio Pacifica.

At The Juilliard School Pologe was a three-year scholarship student. During his early professional career he played for two years with the Rochester Philharmonic and one year with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Pologe has also been a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonia, and principal cellist with the New York String Ensemble, Rome Festival Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester.

He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Sweden, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand and Canada. Recently released CDs include works by Jon Deak for solo cello and piano trio, the Lev Abeliovich Piano Trio, and two discs recorded with the Oregon String Quartet (string quartets by William Grant Still and a disc titled The Oregon String Quartet and All That Jazz). Since joining the UO music faculty, he has appeared frequently as concerto soloist with a number of Northwest orchestras and as principal cellist of the Oregon Bach Festival. He also performs annually at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Grand Teton Music Festival.

Prior to moving to Oregon, Pologe was principal cellist with the Honolulu Symphony for thirteen seasons, appearing frequently as a featured soloist, and was on the University of Hawaii music faculty. While in Hawaii, Pologe co-founded and directed the Academy Camerata chamber music series in Honolulu.

Selected Discography: 
  • Deak: The Call of the Wild / Jon Deak, Trio Pacifica ~ Jon Deak(Composer), et al (Audio CD) Composers Recordings Inc. - #861 / July 25, 2000
  • The String Quartets of William Grant Still / Oregon String Quartet - Koch International
  • The Oregon String Quartet and All that Jazz / Oregon String Quartet - Koch International
  • Piano Trio / Lev Abeliovich - Steven Pologe, Kathryn Lucktenberg, Alexander Tutunov - Altarus