Stacy Lesartre performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the Rocky Mountain region. She is currently Concertmaster of the Larimer Chorale Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony, Pro Musica Colorado, and the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Colorado Symphony. She was a tenured member of and repeat soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded at Skywalker Ranch for Warner Brothers Records and has been featured on Colorado Public Radio. She is the 1st place winner of the 2015 New York Audition Challenge. Stacy has premiered music by Dianne Betkowski, Jordan Roper and David Wohl in addition to numerous orchestral works.
Stacy Lesartre began playing the violin as a 4th grader in a Philadelphia public school music program, then studied violin at the Settlement School of Music with Lynn Mather. She was the recipient of several music and academic scholarships, including the Louis G. Wersen Award and the Temple University Outstanding Achievement Scholarship, and was accepted to the Blossom Festival. She earned a degree in Music Performance at Temple University, where she studied solo repertoire and chamber music with Helen Kwalwasser and orchestral repertoire with Luis Biava. During a season as a member of the Puerto Rico Symphony, she studied with Saul Ovcharov. While a member of the Houston Symphony, she received coaching from Raphael Fliegel and studied solo repertoire with Fredell Lack. She has studied with Harold Wippler in Denver, Burton Kaplan at Magic Mountain Music Farm, and received coaching from concertmasters of the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, LA Phil, and Minnesota Orchestra. She has studied with Nathan Cole, Associate Concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic.
Stacy has taught violin students, chamber music and orchestral excerpts. Her students have become professional musicians, teachers, and competition winners. They have been accepted as music majors at the Eastman School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Cleveland Institute, The University of Texas, the University of Houston, Lamont School of Music, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. A lifelong admirer of the Talent Education system, she is now registered with the SAA as of 2018.
Stacy Lesartre lives in Fort Collins with her husband, Gregg, a technical contributor for Hewlett-Packard,. They garden organically in the summer and cross country ski in the winter. Both of their grown children are data analysts.