Adrian Steele


Isidore String Quartet’s appearance is supported, in part, by the Career Development Program of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. For more information, please visit

Originally from Seattle, Adrian Steele is in his fifth year of studies with Laurie Smukler at the Juilliard School. At thirteen, he made his debut performing Ravel’s “Tzigane” and has been featured as a soloist with numerous orchestras throughout his native Northwest and beyond. Adrian has received honours in competitions, including being named a 2018 National YoungArts Finalist, Grand Prize Winner at the 2016 Charleston Symphony National Young Artists competition, and First Prize Winner in the 2015 Coeur d’Alene National Young Artists competition. An avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Isidore String Quartet and has spent summers at Kneisel Hall, the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Seminar at Aspen, Musica Mundi and Bowdoin Music Festivals. As an orchestral performer, he has served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and the Seattle Youth Symphony and participated in the 2016 New York String Orchestra Seminar. Adrian’s former teachers include Lewis Kaplan and Ron Patterson; other coaches include Joel Krosnick, Ronald Copes, Robert McDonald, and Joseph Lin.