American violist Paul Neubauer has pursued an active career as an orchestral musician, concerto soloist, educator, and music editor. He studied with Paul Doktor, Alan de Veritch, and William Primrose, and earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music at the Juilliard School. Following graduation, Neubauer became the youngest principal violist of the New York Philharmonic at the age of 21, and held the position for six years. He has performed in concert with major orchestras around the world, and given premieres of viola concertos by Joan Tower, Krzystof Penderecki, and Tobias Picker, as well as the revised version of Béla Bartók's Viola Concerto. Neubauer received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1989, and became a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has also served as artistic director of the Mostly Music series and as music director of the OK Mozart Festival. As a viola teacher, Neubauer has been a faculty member of the Juilliard School and Mannes College, and The New School of Music, and his students have included Richard O’Neill, Scott Lee, Gilad Karni, and Che-Yen Chen. Neubauer has edited publications for Boosey & Hawkes, International Music Company, and Universal Edition.