Internationally-renowned violin virtuoso Zachary DePue has been named concertmaster of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. He was a CSO guest artist earlier this year, joining the orchestra for its performance of the Vivaldi “Four Seasons.”
DePue previously served as concertmaster for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for more than a decade, and is well known as a founding member of the ISO’s first ensemble-in-residence, the international sensation Time for Three with whom he performed for 15 years. The category-defying trio helped to introduce new audiences to the symphony experience, recorded four albums of original music and arrangements, and appeared on ABC-TVs Dancing with the Stars.
DePue is the youngest of four brothers – all violinists – who make up The DePue Brothers Band, an eclectic ensemble that blends bluegrass and classical music with elements of jazz, blues and rock. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he served as Concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. He also is a former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra in which he performed in the first violin section for five years.
He performs on a violin made in 1846 by Giuseppe Rocca of Turin, Italy.