Paul Halberstadt
Cleveland, OH
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Paul Halberstadt

Paul H.

Cleveland, OH
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Orchestral violinist, cross-genre arranger, folk fiddler, and experienced teacher available for students of all ages. I give my students a solid foundation in technique as well as training in improvisation so they are prepared for any genre. My teaching focuses on the classical tradition and the rich history and vast repertoire of styles and music available. You create a goal and I'll give you the tools and technique to accomplish it!

About Paul H.

Paul H. was born in Boston, Massachusetts and began violin at the age of four. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Juliana Athayde at the Eastman School of Music, where he was 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 H.” whose playing was full of “energy and ardor”. Paul has performed with many professional ensembles including the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Glens Falls Symphony, the Symphoria Orchestra of Syracuse, and has won a Grammy award with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for their new Album American Rapture, recorded for the Azica label.

As a soloist, Paul has participated in the Hudson Valley International String Competition, the Aspen Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and the Eastman Dvorak Violin 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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2 Reviews
Nathalie and Nick
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Paul has been a wonderful instructor for our 9 year old. He has a way of teaching while incorporating structured learning techniques that kept my son engaged in the lesson (no small feat for him!). Paul demonstrated absolute patience with my son and taught him the new while reinforcing some core violinist positioning and methods. He is very communicative and available when there are questions. The platform for doing remote violin lessons has worked out surprisingly nicely! I highly recommend Paul!

Posted Mar 25, 2021
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Paul is a most excellent violin instructor. He is very patient and kind. I don't feel self conscious about learning the violin as Paul quickly puts me at ease when I am challenged. Paul explains and demonstrates everything so well that it is much easier to catch on. In addition Paul has a very friendly and relaxed disposition that makes him a delight to work with. Without a doubt I highly recommend Paul as a WHOLE but he is UBER Great with novice students such as myself.

Posted Feb 23, 2021

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MM Violin Performance
Aug 2020 - Present

Cleveland Institute of Music

BM Violin Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Eastman School of Music


Suzuki Violin Unit 1
Dec 2020

Suzuki Association of The Americas

Suzuki ECC Course
Sep 2020

Suzuki Association of The Americas

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