St. Paul, Minnesota –
“I heard an excellent performance of the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto by Paul Kosower with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. It was not only accurate, but vital, expressive, and full of conviction. I would enjoy hearing him play again, for he has much to say and very good equipment with which to say it.” - Peter Howard, former Principal Cello,
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
New York Times –
"Kosower plays honestly and straightforwardly, with appealing musicality and firm technical command.”
Arizona State University – The Second American Cello Congress – “To my Dear Paul Kosower with my deep appreciation. Bravo.”
Paul R. Kosower is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he was coordinator of the String Division, and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra along with teaching cello and organ students. He was awarded five years of scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Music to study with former principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Ernst Silberstein and in addition studied organ. Mr. Kosower made his New York debut in Town Hall and has performed concerts throughout the U. S. and Europe.
For ten years Mr. Kosower toured with the Dolce Cello Trio performing with his son Mark and his daughter Paula. The trio performed on Artist Series throughout the U. S. and parts of Europe. They performed as guest artists for the Second American Cello Congress and in addition were invited to perform for the reception for Mistaslav Rostropovich. The Dolce Trio has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio and performed a live broadcast concert on the “Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series” in Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago.
As cello soloist with orchestras, he frequently performs concertos and has soloed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra , the Mississippi Valley Orchestra of St. Paul, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. His concerts have been broadcast over Minnesota Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio and in his solo appearance on the “Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series” in Chicago.
As an organist, Mr. Kosower has served churches in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and Wisconsin. His organ recitals have been broadcast over Wisconsin Public Radio and he has given many concerts throughout the U. S. He has performed the Poulenc Organ Concerto and the Saint – Saëns Organ Symphony with the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Orchestra. In addition he has accompanied the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire choirs in concert.
Mr. Kosower has been awarded numerous performance grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Faculty Development Grant.
The instrument Mr. Kosower performs on is a Giovanni Baptista Gabrielli Cello made in Florence, Italy in 1751.