Paul Widner

Cello

Paul Widner is a much sought after cellist in Toronto and has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Canada as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. He is on the faculty of the Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto and is the assistant principal cellist of the Canadian Opera Company orchestra. His expertise has been in the field of contemporary music. He is the principal cellist with the Esprit orchestra, founding member of the Continuum ensemble and performs regularly with New Music Concerts, Arraymusic and Soundstreams. He has debuted and commissioned numerous Canadian works. He has recently performed as soloist in the North American premiere of the Penderecki Triple Concerto and Seven Words by Sofia Gubaidulina. Mr. Widner records with CBC records and other independent labels. He has performed at numerous music festivals including Huddersfield, Chicago, Amsterdam, Athens as well as the Edinburgh Festival.

Paul Widner