Violinist Paul Hauer joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2016. Solo concerts have brought Mr. Hauer to the countries of Germany, Greece, France, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. Chamber music and orchestral concerts have brought him to Italy, Singapore, Mexico, and China. Before moving to Milwaukee, Mr. Hauer was Principal Second Violin of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and played regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony and Louisville Orchestra.
Mr. Hauer traveled to Athens in May of 2015 to participate in the 4th Leonidas Kavakos International Masterclass. One month earlier, he performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Other honors include winning the Indianapolis Matinée Musicale Collegiate Competition in 2013, which resulted in a performance at the Indiana Landmarks Center. In the summer of 2011, he toured Europe with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra as the soloist for the Barber Violin Concerto. This year Mr. Hauer is serving as Artist in Residence at the Barcel Suzuki String Academy.
Early violin training came from Ferenc Fenyő and Stéphane Tran Ngoc. He completed his Bachelor of Music at Oberlin Conservatory, graduating from the studio of David Bowlin. Mr. Hauer began working with Addison Teng in 2009 and studied with him for three summers at the Montecito International Music Festival. He received his Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music with Alexander Kerr. Mr. Hauer is a Wisconsin native and enjoys performing at the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County during the summer.