Paul Merkelo

Paul Merkelo




Musician of the OSM since


Previous experience

Soloist and chamber musician in North America , Europe, Asia , South America
Member of the New Orleans Symphony
Member of the Rochester Philharmonic

Academics and teachers

Eastman School of Music
University of Illinois
Jerry Lowet, Ray Sasaki, Adolph Herseth, Charles Geyer and Phil Smith

Awards and scholarships

Rudolf Speth Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Orchestral Musician, Eastman School of Music (1990)

Favorite composers

Gustav Mahler

Other occupations

Teaches at McGill university in Montreal and at the Music Academy of the West in California.
Member of the Board of directors at Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), Canada
Faculty member at Pacific music festival in Sapporo, Japan (1999/2000)
Mountain climbing, triathlons, marathons

Favorite works

Mahler, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich, Bruckner
Jazz, world music

Anything else you want to share

Yamaha artist
Created the Paul Merkelo Scholarship to help students who are financially in need to pursue their dreams in music, as part of the OSM Standard Life Competition.
Donations can be sent to: Paul Merkelo Scholarship Fund, c/o OSM, 1600 St-Urbain, Montreal (Quebec) H2X 0S1
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