Paul makes his home in Ottawa, Canada where he is Professor of Cello and Head of Strings at the University of Ottawa. Combined with an established international reputation as an outstanding soloist and ensemble artist, Paul brings a high degree of involvement and enthusiasm to the University of Ottawa School of Music. Paul also performs and teaches each summer at the Domaine Forget International Music Festival.

The 13 Cellists of the University of Ottawa perform Aftermath by Raphael Weinroth-Browne in St. Bridget’s Arts Centre, Ottawa, 2013.

UOttawa grad. Brian Yoon, winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National String Competition, recorded live by CBC


Canada and USA

Mount Royal College, Calgary
University of Western Ontario, London
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Saskatoon
Dalhousie University
Victoria Conservatory
Glenn Gould School, Toronto
McGill University
Vancouver Academy of Music
Rimouski Conservatory, Quebec
University of Toronto
Lawrence University, USA
University of Michigan, USA
Hamilton College of Performing Arts, USA


Royal Academy of Music, London
Royal College of Music, London
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Birmingham Conservatory
Liverpool University
Belgrade University, Faculty of Music


Xian Conservatory
Shen Yang Conservatory
Jinan Conservatory
Beijing Conservatory

Former students have gone on to pursue graduate and doctoral degrees as scholarship students at:

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK
Rice University, Texas
University of Michigan
Juilliard School, New York
University of California at Berkeley
New England Conservatory, Boston
Manhattan School of Music, New York
Cleveland Institute of Music

Student Awards and Distinctions

Orchestral engagements

Nick Byrne and Winca Chan: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, regularly subbing
Leanne Zacharias: Houston Symphony Orchestra, contract
Julie Amundsen: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra member
Amelia Borton: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, regular subbing
Scott McKnight: Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cello position
Sean Taubner: Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Japan, member, then Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, member
Brian Yoon: Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cello position, then Associate Principal Cellist, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Solo Engagements

Caroline Nicolas: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Anne Davison: Ottawa Folk Festival and Black Sheep Inn
Brian Yoon: Shostakovich Concerto no. 1 with Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
Stanley Leong: Beethoven Triple Concerto with the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Daniel Parker: Haydn Concerto in C with National Arts Centre Orchestra

University Positions

Karen Sunabacka: Professor of Music position at Providence College, MB
Leanne Zacharias: Professor of Cello, Brandon University
Julie Amundsen: Professor of Cello, University of Alberta

Prizes and Awards

Sean Taubner: Won instrumental section of CBC Arts Encounters Young Performers Competition
Caroline Nicolas: Won 1st Prize in the Grand Forks Symphony Solo, Concerto Competition, ND
Brian Yoon: Guelph Symphony Orchestra Concerto Performance Competition for Strings
Brian Yoon: Silvia Gelber Award
Daniel Parker: First prize in the National Arts Centre Bursary Competition
Brian Yoon: First Prize in Eckhardt-Gramatté National String Competition
Brian Yoon: Prize for the Best Perfomance of the Canadian Work in the Canadian Music Competition Stepping Stone Jaeyoung Chong: 2nd Prize National Arts Centre Bursary Competition