Paul Marleyn

Paul Marleyn tours regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. As a frequent participant in summer festivals including the International Musicians Seminar, Busan, Festival of the Sound, Domaine Forget, Casalmaggiore, Leicester and Ottawa international festivals, he collaborates with artists such as Boris Berman, Miriam Fried, James Somerville, Paul Neubauer, Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Dann, Colin Carr, Joshua Bell, and with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, New Zealand, St. Lawrence and Hagen quartets. He has appeared as soloist with the London Philharmonia, Belgrade Philharmonic, European Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony and Manitoba Chamber orchestras. The Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Agassiz Chamber Music Festival since 2000, and the International Cello Festival of Canada since 2011, Paul was the cellist in the Borante Trio in the UK from 1996-2003, and of Montréal’s Trio Hochelaga from 2006-2012. He has made numerous compact disc recordings on the United Records, CALA, ATMA Classique, Signum Classics, CBC and RCA Victor labels. From 1993-1997, Paul was principal cellist of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and has also appeared as Guest Principal Cellist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra. He has served at professor of cello at the University of Manitoba, and more recently at the University of Ottawa, where he now mentors an award-winning studio of young cellists. Mr. Marleyn has a special interest in new music, having been a frequent guest of the prestigious German group Ensemble Modern, and at the Winnipeg Centara, Almeida, Lviv Contrasts and Donaueshinger new music festivals. Paul has commissioned and premiered new works by Bramwell Tovey, Kevin Volans, Jocelyn Morlock, Michael Matthews, David Raphael Scott, Glenn Buhr, Jim Hiscott and Rodion Schedrin. Paul Marleyn was raised in London, England, and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and of the New England Conservatory in Boston USA, to gain a Masters Degree and Artist Diploma. He completed his studies at Yale University. His teachers and mentors include David Strange, Colin Carr, Laurence Lesser and Aldo Parisot. Paul plays on a 1770 Pietro Landolfi cello made in Milan, Italy, known as “Il Cappuccino”.

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