Stephanie is a member of the Classic Arts Trio along with cellist and husband Walter Preucil (Lyric Opera of Chicago) and pianist William Koehler (Northern Illinois University).
Stephanie and her husband, Walter, have three children: Zachary, (cellist and composer); Anthony, (violinist and violist); and James, (violinist and violist).
Walter Preucil has been a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra since 1988.
studies in his
native Iowa at age 9, and attended the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University
, where his
teachers included Paul Katz and Janos Starker.
The press described Walt's
2002 recital at Carnegie Hall's Weil Recital Hall as "beautifully expressive," and having "color, warmth, and freedom.
has twice performed cello concertos with the Peninsula Music Festival orchestra.
As a teacher of the Suzuki talent education method, Walt has taught at several schools, including the Preucil School of Music (Iowa), Lawrence University (Wisconsin) and the Interlochen Arts Camp (Michigan).
He has also served as a section coach for the Chicago Youth Symphony, the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra, and High School District 211 (Illinois).
A great fan of chamber music, Walt
has treasured the 23 seasons he
has performed with Midsummer's
has also performed chamber music extensively in Europe and the Middle East.
In 1993, Walt
performed in the feature concert of the "Remembering Dvorak" festival in Spillville, Iowa, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the composer's visit there, and his
writing of several compositions, including the String Quartet Op.
96 "The American."