Paul Murphy, Associate Principal Violist, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Paul Murphy is currently the Associate Principal Viola with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Previously he held principal positions with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Caracas (Venezuela) Philharmonic, and was a regular player with the St. Louis Symphony. He has also performed as Guest Principal Viola for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Murphy is a native of Pensacola, Florida, where he studied with the renowned Anna Tringas. He later graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music where his principal teachers were David Cerone and Robert Vernon. During college he also served as an assistant teacher at the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music.
Mr. Murphy is an avid chamber music performer and has played extensively with the Emory Chamber Music Society, the Altanta Chamber Players, the Georgian Chamber Players, and the Minneapolis Artists' Ensemble. He can be heard in chamber music performances on the Innova, GM, Arundax, and ACA labels and is a featured performer on the short children's film, "The Orchestra Gets Dressed". He is also an Artist Affiliate at Emory University. On a different note, he has recorded extensively with the rock bands R.E.M. and Collective Soul, and has also worked with Stone Temple Pilots, Indigo Girls, and Usher, Widespread Panic, and Outkast.
Mr. Murphy is married to cellist Elizabeth Murphy and they have two daughters, Caitlyn and Lindsey Fiona, as well as two Samoyeds.
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