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Paul Merkelo Q&A's with The Cross-Eyed Pianist

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Paul Merkelo has been hailed as ‘the new Maurice André' by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and is recognized as ‘a spectacular soloist... a most impressive master of his instrument' (Montreal Gazette) who ‘knows no limits' (Der Spiegel online - Germany) with ‘unusual lyrical gifts' (Gramophone). Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1995, he has been featured frequently with the OSM, including tours to South America and at the Lincoln Center in New York, and is the first member of the orchestra to be invited to record a debut solo album with the orchestra.

Merkelo's new album releases The Enlightened Trumpet. Merkelo is joined by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder and conductor Marios Papadopoulos for four spectacular concertos by Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Telemann, and Hummel for his first Sony Classical recording.

READ THE Cross-Eyed Pianist Q&A