PAUL WIANCKO (cello) has performed all over the world, from concertos in Warsaw's National Philharmonic and Brazil's Teatro Nacional, to chamber music in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to jazz at the Hollywood Bowl and the Blue Note. At 29, he has already collaborated with many of today's iconic performers, from Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, and Richard Goode, to jazz greats Etta James, Chick Corea and Gary Burton, and rock legends Dave Stewart and Joe Cocker. Paul's vast and eclectic performance experience feeds directly into the heart of his composing. Leaf through his portfolio and you may land on anything from an electronica animation soundtrack to an experimental suite for strings to a Hip Hop Cello Concerto, the New York premiere of which was described by Sequenza21 as "surprising, fun, fresh, and even innovative." In 2013, Paul Wiancko's classical commissions will include new works for the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.