Reto Kuppel is a passionate violin teacher. He began teaching as a student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg where he studied Violin Pedagogy with Prof. Marianne Petersen (Child Pedagogy) and Prof. Petru Munteanu (Adult Pedagogy). In 1994 he graduated as an Academic Music Teacher.
From 2006 to 2012 he has held lectureship at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar where he taught in the violin class of Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn.
Reto Kuppel studied Music Educational Science and Musicology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He is currently working on his thesis on violin technique at the University in Augsburg. The results of this scientific and historical research have inspired his violin teaching.
In 2012, Reto Kuppel was appointed Professor for Violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg.
Reto Kuppel's students have won national and international violin competitions (Jugend Musiziert, Lions String Competition, Euterpe International Music Competition, Karl-Adler-Youth Music Competition, Mozartgesellschaft Nuremberg Chamber Music Competition, Live Music Now Competition), as well as receiving different scholarships (Stipendium zur Förderung des Streichernachwuchses Nuremberg, Sparda-Bank Scholarship, Richard Wagner Scholarship, Erna Köhler- und-Anny Kast Scholarship, Pirazzi Scholarship, Deutschland Sholarship).
Many of his students have become tutti players or concertmasters in major orchestras (including the Mainz Philharmonic, the European Community Youth Orchestra, Nuremberg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Coburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsoperette Dresden, Stuttgart Philharmonic State Orchestra, National Theatre Mannheim, Radio Orchestra of the Hessischer Rundfunk, Young German Philharmonic, Gera-Altenburg Philharmonic, Düsseldorf Symphony, Hof Symphony). They work in traineeships or they have joined well known orchestra academies (Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra Academy, Heidelberg Theatre Academy, Essen Symphony Orchestra Academy, Nuremberg Philharmonic State Orchestra Academy, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, Bavarian Orchestra Academy, Paul Hindemith Orchestra Academy of the Frankfurt Opera).
Prof. Reto Kuppel teaches in the degree courses Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Orchestra Master of Music and Master Class at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg: