About Cléna
About Cléna
The Bessarabian Nights
(Les Nuits de Bessarabie)
Les Virtuoses Romantiques
One of the most versatile bassists of her generation, Cléna Stein explores a world of musical diversity, transcending
the traditional boundaries of classical, jazz and world music.  She weaves together the experiences of her life into a
musical tapestry  -  a journey of emotion and adventure.  In the process, she has created a large and inspired body
of work.

A self-taught bassist with a passion for jazz, Cléna began playing in clubs at the age of 12.  Growing up in Los
Angeles, she had the extraordinary opportunity to perform with and learn from many wonderful musicians, such as
Ray Brown and Stan Kenton.  One of the highlights of this chapter of her career was winning the "Frank Sinatra Solo
Jazz Competition".
LONG, LONG AGO... as a young jazz
musician with Ol' Blue Eyes.
The Press
"An extraordinary performer, Cléna Stein is as virtuoso as she is warm and
captivating, winning the hearts of the public."

"The highlight of this spirited concert was the double bass soloist, Cléna Stein, who was intense                    
and entertaining."

"Cléna Stein plays her instrument almost like a cello, with such lyricism and sincerity, as well as                     
remarkably clean intonation."
Cléna Stein c Copyright 2006
After completing her studies in ethnomusicology at the University of
California, Cléna entirely changed her musical direction.   She replaced
those wild nights of blues with early morning rehearsals of Bach, Beethoven
and Brahms.  She worked with symphonies in Jerusalem and in Holland
before becoming a member of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in
Geneva, Switzerland.

As a soloist, Cléna has performed in such prestigious halls as the
Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.  She has
appeared throughout Europe with some of the best  baroque ensembles on
period instruments and with her ensembles                                               and
                                                      . Cléna Stein records chamber music for
Harmonia Mundi France and Sony.

Expanding her horizons, Cléna spent the summer of 2008 working in Cusco,
Peru at an orphanage for special-needs children.
"The Bessarabian Nights"
"Les Virtuoses Romantiques"
The Golden Age of the Double
Bass:  Vienna in the 18th century