A recent alumnus of the Yale School of Music, violist Josh Newburger is an avid orchestral and chamber musician. He completed his undergraduate music education as a violin student of Nicholas Kitchen at the New England Conservatory. Upon receipt of a Bachelor's degree in violin performance he enrolled in the Master's degree program at Yale as a viola student of Ettore Causa.
Newburger has performed across the United States and Europe with ensembles including Ivan Fischer’s Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. He was twice selected as the assistant principal violist of the New York String Orchestra and has performed at Summer festivals including the Verbier Festival, Music Academy of the West, Summit International Music Festival and Killington Music Festival.
During the 2016-2017 season his quartet, the Béla Quartet, was asked to represent the Yale School of Music in concerts in London, England and Brevard, North Carolina alongside pianist and YSM Dean Robert Blocker. In October of 2017, Newburger joined the viola section of the Pacific Symphony.
In addition to performing with Pacific Symphony this season, Josh will be touring extensively throughout Europe and Asia through his ongoing relationships with orchestras abroad.