Violinist Reto Kuppel is one of the most prestigious german performers of his generation. As a soloist, orchestra concertmaster, chamber musician, and educator, violinist Reto Kuppel has been a prominent contemporary figure on the German musical scene. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the United States including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Herkulessaal and Gasteig in Munich. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras as the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Baroque-Ensemble, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
Reto Kuppel studied with Andreas Röhn at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, and with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York City. His chamber music playing was guided and inspired by Ralph Gothoni, Herman Krebbers, and Felix Galimir.
After winning the International Chateau de Courcillon Violin Competition he appeared in the gala concerts of the Franz-Wirth-Foundation and the Masefield-Foundation in Hamburg. He was invited to play in many festivals such as the Tonkünstlerfest Baden-Württemberg, the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the Richard-Strauss-Festival, the Kissinger Sommer, the Musicalta Music Festival, the Summit Music Festival and the Rheingau Musikfestival. For almost two decades Reto Kuppel has served as Concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. With this ensemble he concertized in the major concert halls all over the world. Currently, Reto Kuppel is Professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg, Germany.
His appearances via broadcast media have been unusually extensive, including recorded concerts for the NDR, tele5, ARD, Radio Duinrand, BR, and Radio de la Suisse Romande and ZDF. Reto Kuppel is an avid string quartet player and chamber music player and has released many CDs, mostly specializing in 19th century virtuoso violin repertoire.