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AboutPaul Neubauer's exceptional musicality and effortless playing distinguish him as one of this generation's quintessential artists. Balancing a solo career with performances as an artist member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he was Principal Violist of New York Philharmonic for six years, joining at age 21 as the youngest principal string player in the Philharmonic's history. Featured on CBS's Sunday Morning, A Prairie Home Companion and in Strad, Strings and People magazines, he has premiered viola concertos by Béla Bartók (revised version of Viola Concerto), Joel Phillip Friedman, Rinehold Glière, Gordon Jacob, Aaron Jay Kernis, Henri Lazarof, Detlev Müller-Siemens, David Ott, Krzysztof Penderecki, Tobias Picker, Robert Suter and Joan Tower. He has performed as soloist with more than 100 orchestras throughout the US, Europe and Asia including the New York, Los Angeles, Helsinki and Royal Liverpool philharmonics; Chicago, National, St. Louis, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, and Bournemouth symphonies; English Chamber, St. Paul, Los Angeles Chamber, Beethovenhalle and Santa Cecilia orchestras.
A two-time Grammy nominee, he has recorded on numerous record labels including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical. He has appeared at the Verbier, Ravinia, Stavanger, Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart and Marlboro festivals and has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Spivakov, Gil Shaham, Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, James Galway, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax, Alicia de Larrocha, Andre Watts, Evgeny Kissin, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Firkušný. He performs in a trio with soprano Susanna Phillips and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, with a wide range of repertoire including salon style songs.
Born in Los Angeles he studied with Alan de Veritch, Paul Doktor and William Primrose. Mr. Neubauer is the artistic director of the Mostly Music series in New Jersey and is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Mannes College.
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