Paul Huppert, Concertmaster
Paul Huppert began violin studies at the age 7, moving rapidly through the Suzuki Violin Method. He began formal concert appearances as a recitalist and a soloist with orchestra at the age 9. While a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Mr. Huppert was a recipient of the Emil Hermann Award in violin. He appeared as guest concertmaster and soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and was appointed associate concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony. During this time, he was also a substitute in the violin section in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Since then, he has held the positions of principal second violin for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, concertmaster for the Savannah Symphony, associate concertmaster of the Charlotte (NC) Symphony and acting concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony. In addition to solo and guest appearances throughout the United States, he has served as a section violinist with the Grant Park, Chautauqua Orchestera and the Peninsula Festival Orchestra.
Currently, Mr. Huppert serves as principal second violin for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Bach at the Seminary Series. Mr. Huppert regularly performs with the Fox Theater Orchestra and Union Avenue Opera. He teaches in string programs in public schools in Webster Groves and University City.
In 2006, Mr. Huppert, along with the help of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Webster Groves, started the Spectrum Music Series, which promotes chamber music performance in various locations across the metropolitan region.
Paul Huppert is the owner of Noteworthy Music, LLC (noteworthyonline.net), an entertainment, education and chamber music promotion business launched in 2002. He is a business partner with Online Lesson Videos (onlinelessonvideos.com). He now offers an Internet-based, live violin teaching service available at violinwhisperer.com.