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Paul Halberstadt was born in Boston, Massachusetts and began violin at the age of four. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance with Juliana Athayde at the Eastman School of Music, where he is a recipient of the Kelly Zou Scholarship, the Sylvia L. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship and the Howard Hanson Scholarship.
Paul has frequently served as concertmaster with the Eastman Philharmonia, the Brevard Sinfonia, and the National Festival Orchestra at the National Orchestral Institute (NOI). At NOI, he led the orchestra in a critically-acclaimed, grammy-nominated performance, recorded for the Naxos label, in which the Washington Post referred to him as “the really wonderful Concertmaster, Paul Halberstadt” whose playing was full of “energy and ardor”. Paul has performed with many professional ensembles including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, and the Symphoria Orchestra of Syracuse.
As a soloist, Paul has participated in the Eastman Dvorak Violin Competition and the Hudson Valley International String Competition. He has collaborated with artists such as David Zinman and Joshua Bell in the 2019 Eastman Presents Series, as well as William Preucil in the 2018 Brevard Camerata. Paul has studied with many leading performers including Sheryl Staples, Jonathan Carney, William Preucil, Jennifer Ross, Eric Wyrick, Jessica Mathaes, and Bonnie Bewick. He has performed in masterclasses led by Ida Kavafian, Jaime Laredo, Zoya Leybin, Kimberly Kennedy, Jason Horowitz, and Paul Arnold.
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