|The performances of German-American violist Peter Neubert have been hailed as “vibrant … precise, passionate, and determined” by the Corriere del Mezzogiorno (Bari, Italy), and as a member of the Ad Hoc, Esterhazy, Heidenheim and Niles String Quartets and the Yamaguchi-Neubert Duo he has performed in countless concerts and recitals across the United States. Currently a visiting instructor in viola at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and adjunct instructor of strings at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, he has previously held teaching appointments at the University of Missouri, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
An avid supporter of new music, Dr. Neubert has participated in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany and the Ensembleakademie IMPULS in Graz, Austria. As a guest artist at the annual festival for contemporary chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, he collaborated in performances with several notable American composers including Aaron Jay Kernis, Steve Reich, Augusta Read Thomas, and Michael Torke. Dr. Neubert has commissioned several works and received an Encore! Grant from the American Composers Forum for performances of Richard Johnson’s Listen to Ravens in Maine, South Carolina, and Texas during 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Neubert received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. His primary instructors have been Paul Neubauer, Matthew Michelic and Dorotea Vismara Hoffman; further studies have been with Michael Gieler, Barbara Maurer and Vladimir Mendelssohn. Dr. Neubert has studied chamber music with the Audubon Quartet, Jaime Laredo, James Tocco, and Michael Tree, and attended chamber music seminars with Alain Meunier at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy and Boris Baraz at the Estate Musicale a Portogruaro, Italy.
Currently a member of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Neubert has previously performed with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Des Moines and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago String Ensemble. He maintains an active schedule as adjudicator and clinician during the academic year, and recent solo performances have taken him to Presbyterian College (SC), Southwestern University (TX), the University of Arkansas and the University of Utah. During the summer, Dr. Neubert serves as the operations director of the Abilene Summer Music Festival and teaches at Camp Encore/Coda in Maine.