Artist Bio

Paul Neubauer, viola

Violist Paul Neubauer’’s exceptional musicality and effortless playing led the New York Times to call him “a master musician.” Appointed Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic at age twenty-one, he has appeared as soloist with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics and the National, St. Louis, Detroit, Dallas, and San Francisco symphonies. He made his Chicago Symphony subscription debut with conductor Riccardo Muti and his Mariinsky Orchestra debut with conductor Valery Gergiev, and has premiered viola concertos by Bartók (revised version of the Viola Concerto), Friedman, Glière, Kernis, Lazarof, Ott, Penderecki, Picker, Suter, and others. A two-time Grammy nominee, he has recorded on numerous labels including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Red Seal, and Sony Classical. Neubauer performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is the Artistic Director of the Mostly Music series in New Jersey. He is on the faculty of the Juilliard School and Mannes College.