Chinese-Canadian violinist Cordelia Paw is quickly establishing herself as a musician of rare sensitivity. She recently returned from a concert tour performing Mozart Concerti with l’Orch- estre des Pays de Savoie in France under the baton of Sigiswald Kuijken. In addition to l’Orch- estre des Pays de Savoie, Cordelia has also performed with the Boston Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra among numerous others. Formed under the guidance of the
renowned Juilliard String Quartet, she is currently a member of the Tessera Quartet. Recently, the Tesseras released a world premiere recording of the rediscovered music of American compo- ser, Harold Brown on Albany Records. The Tessera Quartet has performed in concert series in- cluding Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, Chamber Music Live! at Queens College, Music Mondays, NYC House Concerts, Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society and Teaneck Arts.
Cordelia has been a prize winner in numerous competitions in Canada and the United States including the International Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2008 with the Sospiro Quartet, re- sulting in their Carnegie Hall debut. In 2013, Cordelia and her duo partner, Henry Kramer won the Oneppo Chamber Music Society Competition at Yale. Later that year, the duo was invited to perform in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Masterclass series for Jorja
Fleezanis. Ms. Paw has also performed with many acclaimed artists including Charles Neidich, Anton Kuerti, Barry Shiffman, Roger Tapping and Carol Wincenc.
Ms. Paw completed her Undergraduate studies at the Boston Conservatory and holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Hyo Kang, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang, Mela Tenenbaum and Sigiswald Kuijken. Last spring, Ms. Paw received the cove- ted Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, studying with Hyo Kang where she was awarded the Broadus Erle prize awarded to an outstanding violinist at Yale for two conse- cutive years. In addition to her studies, Cordelia coached chamber music at Yale University. Ms. Paw has attended numerous festivals including the International Holland Music Sessions, the Banff Summer Music Festival, Casalmaggiore, Meadowmount School of Music and Chamber- fest at the Juilliard School. She is a performing artist at the Bari International Music Festival in Italy and Lake Canandaigua Music Festival in New York.
Committed to community engagement, Cordelia joined 11 musicians to work with Neojiba in Salvador da Bahia in 2010, a program based on the highly successful Venezuelan program “El Sistema,” providing lessons, master classes and orchestral training. They also worked to facilita- te instrument donation and to support various charity organizations in the Salvador community through benefit performances and educational outreach.