AVI STEIN teaches at the Juilliard School, Yale University and the Longy School and is the music director at St. Matthew & St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Manhattan. He serves as artistic director of the Helicon Foundation. The New York Times described him as “a brilliant organ soloist” in his Carnegie Hall debut and he has been featured in an Early Music America magazine article on the new generation of leaders in the field. He is an active continuo player appearing regularly with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Trinity Church Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra, the Clarion Music Society and Bach Vespers NYC. Mr. Stein directed the young artists’ program at the Carmel Bach Festival and has conducted a variety of ensembles including the Opera Français de New York, OperaOmnia, the Amherst Festival opera and a critically acclaimed annual series called the 4×4 Festival. He studied at Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California and was a Fulbright scholar in Toulouse.