Cellist Paul Dwyer brings to life everything from early music on baroque cello to brand new works by young composers. 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 of Apollo’s Fire, and artist-faculty of the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival. As a Fulbright Fellow, Paul studied privately with Anner Bylsma and Frances-Marie Uitti in Amsterdam. Paul holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M. '07) and the University of Michigan (D.M.A. '12), where he studied with Richard Aaron. 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. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, biking and brewing beer.