Paul Reich

Bass
Contact: pauliebass@hotmail.com, cell (330) 354-1024

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Paul Reich, double bassist, grew up in Akron, OH. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for 6 years completing his bachelors and professional studies degrees in double bass performance. While in school, he attended prestigious music festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival, Scotia Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and two summers as a fellowship student at the Tanglewood Music Center where he had the privilege of subbing with the Boston Symphony. He was a frequent sub for the Canton, Erie, Rochester, and Youngstown symphonies, as well as being a member of the Akron Symphony. After completing school, Paul’s love for being a “doubler” on bass guitar helped send him on a solid ten year journey around the world playing Broadway shows such as: RENT, Jekyll & Hyde, Miss Saigon, Grease, The Who’s Tommy, Cats, Disney’s High School Musical, and Aida. Since recently moving to Lexington to be with his wife, he has become a section bass member of Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green and can be seen on the opening song for Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. He performs regularly with other regional orchestras including the Lexington Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Huntington Symphony, and as principal bass at Cave Run Symphony. His love of teaching led to a job as a string instructor at CKYO North Limestone Music Works, an El Sistema based teaching program. He also maintains a private teaching studio and frequents many universities and high schools teaching masterclasses and giving lessons. Paul has a duo group named Low End Duo (L.E.D.) with his wife, Yoonie Choi (cello). Paul is an artist endorser for Mike Lull Custom Guitars, Skjold Design Guitars, and S.I.T. strings.