Paul Dwyer :: cello (United States)


Paul Dwyer :: cello (United States)

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About Paul


Lyric Opera of Chicago - Assistant Principal Cello; Diderot String Quartet - Founding Cellist; ACRONYM - Founding Cellist


Chicago, IL/New York, NY

Other Interests:

soccer, biking, baking, brewing beer




Growing up in Vienna, Austria, and Munich, Germany, Paul Dwyer originally wanted to play the double bass, but was told he was too short. His explorations on the cello began soon thereafter. Paul enjoys a rich musical life involving everything from early music on baroque cello to brand new works by young composers.  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 Jordi Savall, Menahem Pressler, and artist-faculty of the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival.  A prize-winner of numerous competitions, Paul is also the recipient of the Javits Fellowship, Presser Award and a Fulbright Fellowship for studies with Anner Bylsma and Frances-Marie Uitti in Amsterdam.  Paul holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Michigan, and an additional graduate degree in historical performance from The Juilliard School.  Paul is the founding cellist of the Diderot String Quartet and ACRONYM and has served as tenured cellist of the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra in Boston.  Paul was appointed Assistant Principal cellist of Lyric Opera of Chicago in September 2015.