Coordinator of the String Sector and Professor - Cello

Artist Diploma, New England Conservatory with Lawrence Lesser
MMus, New England Conservatory with Lawrence Lesser on Fulbright Scholarship
BMus, Royal Academy of Music, London UK with David Strange
Associate of the Royal Academy of Music

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Paul Marleyn


Paul Marleyn has appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and is heard regularly on radio in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Recent engagements have included tours in Serbia, the United Kingdom and China. An active chamber musician, he has participated in many chamber music festivals in Canada, the United States and Europe, and has collaborated with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, St. Lawrence and Hagen string quartets. Since 2000, he has been artistic director of the Agassiz Summer Chamber Music Festival and Agassiz Chamber Players series in Winnipeg. With a special interest in new music, he has been a frequent guest of Ensemble Modern in Germany and at new music festivals in North America and Europe. He has commissioned works from, among others, Bramwell Tovey, Glen Buhr and Rodion Shchedrin. He is Professor of Cello at the University of Ottawa, and frequently gives master classes in North America, Europe and Asia.

Courses taught

  • Applied music - cello
  • Chamber music


Performances as soloist and chamber musician throughout Canada and in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Solo CD recordings for CBC Records, United and Signum Records.

Radio and TV performances on CBC, BBC, DRS, WQXR, WGBH, Classic FM and others.

Soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Belgrade Radio, European Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Manitoba Chamber orchestras.

New works commissioned from composers Bramwell Tovey, Kevin Volans, Michael Matthews, David R. Scott, Glenn Buhr, Jim Hiscott and Rodion Schedrin.

Master classes at the Royal Academy, Royal Northern College, Liverpool and Belgrade Universities in Europe the universities of Western Ontario, Alberta, McGill and Lawrence in North America and the Shen Yang, Jinan, and Xian Conservatories in Asia.

Has served on the juries of Canada's Eckhardt-Gramatté National Competition and the Canadian National Music Festival.

Has appeared in the Chamber Music East, Prussia Cove, Cape Cod, Leicester International, Ottawa International, Norfolk, Centara, Almeida, Lviv Contrasts and music festivals.

Artistic Director of the Agassiz Summer Chamber Music Festival in Winnipeg, Canada.


Fields of Interest

  • Violoncelle
  • Musique de Chambre
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