Composer in Residence
Acclaimed and eclectic cellist Paul Wiancko has performed all over the world, from solo appearances in Warsaw's National Philharmonic and Brazil's Teatro Nacional to the Aspen, Perlman, Olympic, and Marlboro music festivals, to jazz shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Blue Note in New York.
The scope of his talent and passion extend well beyond performance--Wiancko is an accomplished composer and has worked with an array of iconic artists, from jazz greats Chick Corea and Etta James to rock legends Dave Stewart and Joe Cocker. Flip through a portfolio of Wiancko's own work and you may land on anything from an electronic cartoon soundtrack to an experimental suite for strings to a Hip-Hop Cello Concerto.
He has shared the stage with many of today's classical masters, including Richard Goode, Midori, Joseph Silverstein, and members of the Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets and is also an amateur blues harmonica, berimbau (single-stringed Brazilian instrument), and theremin enthusiast.
You'll see the nation's finest chamber musicians in a close, intimate setting.
Natalie Zhu, Carriage House, 2011
Jon Deak, 2010