Viola (emeritus, co-founder)
Paul Yarbrough, violist, is a native of Clearwater, Florida. A founding member of the Alexander String Quartet, Mr. Yarbrough announced his retirement from the ASQ in 2020. He will appear as a guest artist with the Quartet for two seasons of quintet repertory, and he will continue to perform as a soloist, while teaching and pursuing personal projects. His teachers have included Elaine Lee Richey, Lillian Fuchs, Raymond Page, and Sally Peck. A frequent soloist with orchestras, he has also given numerous solo recitals throughout the United States and was principal violist of the Chamber Orchestra of New England. In 1995, Mr. Yarbrough and his Quartet colleagues received Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts from Allegheny Collegefor their service to the arts and education and a Honorary Degree from St. Lawrence University. Mr. Yarbrough serves on the board of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.