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Robert Oppelt (Scott Suchman)

Robert Oppelt

Robert Oppelt is Principal Bass with the National Symphony Orchestra. He joined the orchestra in 1982 as a section member and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Principal in 1984, then to his current position in 1996. He has appeared as soloist with the NSO in performances of Mozart's Per queste bella mano, Paganini's Moses Fantasy, and Koussevitsky's Concerto for Double Bass. He also enjoys performing chamber music with Kennedy Center Chamber Players, and has collaborated with other prestigious musicians such Yo-Yo Ma, Hilary Hahn, Joseph Kalichstein, and the Guarneri String Quartet. He attended North Carolina School of the Arts and enjoyed inspirational summers at the Brevard and Tanglewood festivals.

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Robert J. Oppelt discusses what he likes about Mahler

Robert J. Oppelt discusses what he likes about Mahler

Robert J. Oppelt discusses his favorite thing about playing with the NSO

Robert J. Oppelt discusses his favorite thing about playing with the NSO

Robert J. Oppelt describes what it means to be a principal of a section

Robert J. Oppelt describes what it means to be a principal of a section

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