Jury Chair

Pamela Mia Paul is both a brilliant performer and a deeply dedicated teacher. On stage, she has performed with the world’s great orchestras. She has given concerts throughout the United States, and in Europe, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and Turkey both as soloist and as chamber musician. In the studio, or in the setting of a masterclass, she is an internationally sought-after pedagogue whose students hold teaching positions throughout the United States and Asia, and who have participated in and won competitions including the Nina Widemann and Naumburg International Piano Competitions.

Ms. Paul has commissioned and premiered works for the piano; Robert Beaser’s Piano Concerto, which was written for her, had its premiere in the United States with the St. Louis Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin, and in Europe with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic under the baton of American conductor Richard Dufallo. The Beaser Concerto had its New York premiere in 1992 at Carnegie Hall, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the American Composers Orchestra. In 2012, Ms. Paul commissioned a concerto for piano and symphonic winds from Steven Bryant. The concerto was premiered with the UNT Wind Symphony conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon and recorded for release on the Klavier label in December 2012.

Ms. Paul has received critical acclaim for her appearances with orchestras in the United States and Europe, where her interpretations of both standard repertoire and 20th-century piano concertos have garnered consistent critical praise. Her European orchestral appearances include the Vienna ORF Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Berlin Stadskapelle, and the Dutch Radio Symphony. U.S. appearances include the New York Philharmonic; Minnesota, American Composers, and Caramoor Festival Orchestras; the Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Houston Symphonies; and the Boston and New York Pops.

In both orchestral performances and recitals, Ms. Paul has appeared in the world’s major concert halls, including New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, and the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. As a chamber musician, she has been an invited guest artist at the Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals in Austria, Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, and at Music Mountain in Connecticut. She has performed with the Cassatt, Penderecki, Borromeo, Chester, Orlando, Leontovich, Miro, DaPonte, and St. Petersburg Quartets.

Summer programs at which Ms. Paul has taught include the Prague International Master Classes, The Institute for Strings, and the Vienna International Piano Academy. She has presented masterclasses in Europe, the People’s Republic of China, Turkey, South Korea, and throughout the United States. In 2017, she served as a member of the screening jury of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Ms. Paul received the Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. She is currently Regents Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas and is a Steinway artist.