Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Steve Wedell


Steven Wedell is known to audiences in Central Ohio as a professional violist, teacher, chamber musician, recitalist, and conductor. A native of Michigan, Mr. Wedell received his advanced musical training at Western Michigan University and Boston University, where he studied with world-renowned violist Walter Trampler. He joined the Columbus Symphony in 1983, having served previously as Principal Violist of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Mr. Wedell has performed at numerous music festivals, including the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, ME, and the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also has served as a performing faculty member at the MasterWorks Festival.

Mr. Wedell is dedicated to furthering the education of young musicians. He maintains

a private teaching studio and serves as an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA). As a Senior Lecturer at Otterbein University, he is responsible for instruction in applied viola. He also has served as a Lecturer in Applied Viola at The Ohio State University School of Music. Mr. Wedell has been an active performer in several chamber music ensembles, including the Seraphin String Trio, Quattro corde, and QUBE.

Mr. Wedell currently serves as the conductor of the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio. He also has appeared as a conductor with the Columbus Symphony, Upper Arlington Civic Orchestra, Westerville Symphony, and Central Ohio Symphony.