DePue named first violin of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra • Current editions
Internationally renowned violin virtuoso Zachary DePue was named Principal Violin of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on June 23.
“The Carmel Symphony Orchestra is absolutely delighted to announce that Zach is joining us and bringing his energy, warmth, versatility and overall musical passion to our orchestra and our community,” said CSO Artistic Director Janna Hymes.
DePue was a guest artist at the CSO earlier this year, joining the orchestra for his performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”.
“I am incredibly honored and delighted to join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster,” said DePue. “The CSO has had a reputation for musical excellence for decades, and I look forward to contributing to this nearly 50-year tradition of quality. Plus, we’re going to have fun making music, and we’re going to share that fun with our audience at the Palladium and other places. Here’s our invitation to central Indiana music lovers to make their plans now and join us for our next season! “
DePue was Principal Violin of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for over a decade and is well known as a founding member of ISO’s first resident ensemble, the international sensation Time for Three, with whom he played. for 15 years. The category-defying trio helped new audiences discover the symphonic experience, recorded four albums of original music and arrangements, and appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
DePue is the youngest of four brothers, all violinists, who make up The DePue Brothers Band, an eclectic ensemble that mixes bluegrass and classical music with elements of jazz, blues and rock. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was principal violin of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. He is also a former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, in which he performed in the first violin section for five years.
He plays on a violin made in 1846 by Giuseppe Rocca of Turin, Italy.