DM, Northwestern University
About Paul Vanderwerf
Paul Vanderwerf performs extensively as both a chamber and orchestral violinist and violist. His principal teachers included Myron Kartman, Lawrence Sonderling, Paul Statsky, and Martha Holvik. He is a member of the Ars Viva Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Chicago Ensemble, and was a founding member of the Ad Hoc and Ars Viva String Quartets. He has also performed with Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Chicago Bach Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Elgin Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater, Broadway in Chicago, and toured throughout Germany, Switzerland, and the Canary Islands as a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta.
A devoted private teacher, Mr. Vanderwerf holds music degrees from Northwestern University, Occidental College, and Interlochen Arts Academy, and has recorded for Albany, Cedille, and Intersound records, and performed live on WFMT radio and NBC television.
He lives in Evanston with his wife and two children.