"Chepaitis is a national treasure who has yet to be recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, because a category encompassing the gonzo, musically omniverous brilliance, and beatific, introspective sensitivity of the man has yet to be invented." -Kitty Montgomery

Reviews

He composes in a style that combines traditional art with contemporary experiments, a "cross over" approach that Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein did in their own time."

Pleshakov Music Center

"Stanley Chepaitis is breaking new ground by exploring the varied aspects of music and how there are common threads even at the farthest ends of the musical spectrum."

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I have followed the career of Stan Chepaitis for years and enjoy the dynamic, exciting and electric quality of his playing! He is also a committed educator, long championing the use of jazz for string players.

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Stanley is a wonderfully delightful musician and human being!!!!!!! I have had the pleasure of performing both classical and jazz with him at IUP, where he is the backbone of the string department. He has an awful lot of musical and personal integrity.... Read more...

Chepaitis and Spindler perform with the aplomb and profound musicianship of renowned violin and piano duos of my youth. Their performance of my first sonata was a brilliant occasion reminding me of the Szigeti-Levine premier. They are performers of the first order.... Read more...

The heartfelt, passionate reading of the Prokofiev Sonata is matched by the intensely personal expression in Stanley Chepaitis's original compositions. I found that the excellence in one genre gave credibility to the other methods of expression. I believe that as we... Read more...

Stan Chepaitis remains one of my favorite violinists. At home in a wide range of styles, Stan can break your heart with a lyrical passage or knock you socks off with some sizzling jazz. A violinist, conductor, composer and pedagogue, Stan can also elicit similar... Read more...

Stanley Chepaitis has an amazing mix of technical genius, love for the art of creating music, and compassion for his students and colleagues!

His teaching is solution driven, the results are fantastic!!

He is driven to revive the old tradition of artist... Read more...

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