Caleb Graupera, cello

Hometown: Weston, Massachusetts

Meet Caleb

Caleb Graupera (cello), 17, is a senior at Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts, and currently studies cello with Emmanuel Feldman. At an early age, Caleb began his musical career on the marimba, the national instrument of Guatemala, and he was drawn to the cello through his school program at the age of 9. As a soloist, Caleb has performed Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Brockton and Quincy Symphony Orchestras as first prize winner of  their respective competitions. In 2023, he was also awarded the MPower Artist Grant from the Sphinx Organization. Caleb is also passionate about ensemble playing, having served as principal cellist of the Boston Youth Symphony, MMEA Senior District, and Weston High School orchestras, in addition to participating in the All-State Orchestra and Jazz Band. As a chamber musician, Caleb is a proud member of Boston BEAM and the Project STEP Honors Cello Ensemble, regularly performing at Symphony Hall and the Shalin Liu Performance Center, with a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Caleb has cherished his summers at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Sphinx Performance Academy at the Juilliard School. This past summer, Caleb toured the Dominican Republic with the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2), and also joined the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in their five-city tour of South Africa. Outside of cello, Caleb has served as class president throughout high school, and director of the worship ministry at his spanish-speaking church. He also enjoys pole vaulting, history, and reading.