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Paul Çelebi

Paul was born in Turkey, and moved to the USA as a child. He studied with Alvin Chow at Oberlin Conservatory, before earning his Master’s studying with Kyoko Hashimoto at McGill University.

While at both Oberlin and McGill, he worked closely with the Contemporary Music Ensemble, and frequently collaborated with composers, taking part in several world premieres and recordings. As a soloist, Paul premiered Hao Zou’s Woven Imprints- a concerto for piano and Chinese Luogu percussion with the Oberlin CME. While at McGill, he performed as the soloist in Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques with the McGill Wind Ensemble.

His awards include First Prize and all prizes at the New England Piano Teacher’s Association competition, and scholarships to attend music festivals, such as the Boston Universtity Tanglewood Institute.