Steven Dibner

Associate Principal

SFS member since:   1983

Hometown:   Ann Arbor, MI

Music schools you attended:  Indiana University, the Juilliard School

Began playing music: At age 4       

Musical inspirations:  My two great teachers Leonard Sharrow and Stephen Maxym

If I were not a professional musician, I might be an: Actor or maĆ®tre d’hotel

Favorite composers: Bach, Stravinsky, Ravel, Mozart

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Rimsky-Korsakov, Sheherezade; Ravel, Alborada del gracioso; all the late Mozart piano concertos

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Gardening, cooking and baking

Recent reading: Mademoiselle: Conversations with Nadia Boulanger, by Bruno Monsaingeon; The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

On my CD player/iPod: Monteverdi, Vespers; Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Exploratorium, Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park

Plus: I’m continuing to commission new chamber music featuring the bassoon. I feel my greatest joys and greatest challenges come from being a single adoptive dad to my son Pablo. My “baby” is a kindergartner now!

Steven Dibner has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program.