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Stan was born in the Soviet Union, and has been playing violin since the age of three. He is a graduate of the Vitola Latvian National Conservatory, with graduate degrees from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.
Stan has won first prizes at multiple local and international competitions, including the International Dvarionas Violin Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has performed with orchestras in the United States, Russia, Latvia, England, Germany, Austria, and Israel; he has also performed with, and coached, multiple chamber ensembles. At Longy, he was the only violinist selected to participate in the Chamber Music workshop with Isaac Stern at Carnegie Hall.
Stan is the Founder and Director of Newton Violin Studio in Newton, MA and concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. He enjoys sharing his music with his students and the public; his performances are known for moving interpretations and arresting delivery that touch the soul.