American trumpet virtuoso Paul Neebe has performed widely throughout the U.S. and Europe as both an acclaimed soloist and respected orchestral musician. Recognized for his beautiful solo sound and artistic flair, Dr. Neebe has also been praised for his commitment to commissioning and recording contemporary American works for the trumpet. In 2000, he commissioned the American Composer Roger Petrich to write a piece for Trumpet & Organ, a work premiered in Germany in 2002 and recorded on the German Label MDG in 2003. He also recorded with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra a CD consisting of all World Premieres of "American Trumpet Concerto's" to be released on the Albany Records Label in 2005. Neebe recently commissioned several new American works for trumpet and orchestra by: Dr. Walter Ross, Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia, Dr. Eddie Bass, Professor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as Roger Petrich of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill. In 2010, he commissioned a new Trumpet Concerto from Richard Cioffari and it was performed with the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra in May of 2011.
Paul Neebe currently serves as principal trumpet of the Roanoke Symphony, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, and the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in Virginia. Dr. Neebe is on the faculty of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In 1995 he received honors at the First International Trumpet Festival Competition in Moscow. Paul serves as Trumpet Mentor for the newly-formed National Music Festival, a summer program in Floyd, VA. In addition to numerous concerts throughout the U.S., he has performed several times for the Goethe Institute Cultural Program in Rothenburg, Germany and has toured with orchestras in Italy, Austria, Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Neebe received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, he was a member of the National Orchestra of New York, performing at Carnegie Hall. In May 1999, Neebe completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the Catholic University of America. His teachers have included Bernard Adelstein, Barbara Butler, Arnold Jacobs, Steve Hendrickson, Douglas Myers, Vincent Penzarella, and William Vacchiano.
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