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CountryUnited States of America
OccupationComposer, Conductor, Performer
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary, Other

In just the last few years, Paul Brantley’s music has been performed, premiered or commissioned by: The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; St. Bartholomew's Summer Festival of Sacred Music; The Philharmonic of the Americas at NYC’s Town Hall, The Left Bank Ensemble at the Kennedy Center, Ethel at the Kimmel Center, Excelsior Trombone Ensemble on NPR’s Performance Today, The Goliard Ensemble on tour, The Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Belladonna at the Schubert Club (St. Paul, MN), L’Opera du Village in Pourrieres, France, SONYC at the Kitchen, and as featured composer on the North River, MOSA and Concerts in the Heights series. Multifaceted musician, Paul Brantley has performed as cellist with Trey Anastasio, recorded for Béla Fleck and James Morrison, toured with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, gigged with Chester Thompson, produced for and co-composed with Royel “Futureman” Wooten (the Flecktones), conducted for David Binney, and arranged for Ethel, Todd Rundgren, and Christian Scott. Paul currently resides in New York city where he free-lances as a composer and cellist, and teaches conducting at the Manhattan School of Music. His music is published by Bill Holab Music and Oxford University Press. He has recorded solo cello for Sony/Columbia, Rounder, Warner Bros., Polydor, Compass, and others. Paul studied at The Manhattan School of Music, The Curtis Institute, The Eastman School of Music as well as Fontainebleau, Tanglewood, and The Yellow Barn. His principal teachers include Samuel Adler, Leonard Bernstein, Alan Harris, David Loeb, and David Wells. He has held numerous residencies at The MacDowell Colony and The Banff Centre as well as being composer-in-residence for the Gabriel Fauré Conservatoire (Angloulême, France), Goliard Ensemble, Yara Arts Group, The Seal Bay Festival, Children’s Choral Celebration, Sewanee Music Festival, and Washington and Lee University. Paul has taught cello, chamber music, composition and conducting at Syracuse University, Washington and Lee University and, presently, The Manhattan School of Music.

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