Paul Dwyer

Paul Dwyer brings to life everything from brand new works by young composers to early music on historical instruments.  He has been prize-winner of numerous competitions, and is the recipient of the Javits Fellowship and Presser Award.  He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, and has performed chamber music with pianist Menahem Pressler, principal players ofApollo’s Fire and artist-faculty of the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Michigan and Aspen Music Festival.

Paul holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M. ’07) and the University of Michigan (D.M.A. ’12), where he was Teaching Assistant to Richard Aaron.  As a Fulbright Fellow, Paul studied privately with Anner Bylsma and Frances-Marie Uitti in Amsterdam.  He recently completed additional graduate studies in historical performance at The Juilliard School.

Growing up in Vienna, Austria, and Munich, Germany, Paul originally wanted to play the double bass, but was told he was too short.  His explorations on the cello began soon thereafter: as a teenager, he co-founded a cello quartet dedicated to heavy metal music, and premiered Prelude for Cello and Didgeridoo by and with Dean Wilmington.