Violist Paul Coletti enjoys a prolific career as a performer, composer, professor, and recording artist. Since 2003 he has taught at the Colburn School. Previous appointments include the Peabody institute, UCLA, and the University of Washington. He has given master courses throughout the world.
As a soloist, Coletti has performed in every major European capital, frequently on the BBC, NHK, Classical Arts and NPR’s St Paul Sunday. He is a frequent guest at numerous international music festivals, with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Soloists, the Berlin and Hannover Radio symphonies, and the New Japan Philharmonic. Paul Coletti has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Suntory Hall, and at historic sites such as the fourth-century San Miniato Cathedral in Florence. He has been a featured soloist at the International Viola Congresses of Chicago (where he performed on Paganini’s Stradivarius viola), Seattle, Tempe, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Redlands CA. Coletti’s conducting debut was with the New Japan Philharmonic orchestra in Tokyo.
A prolific recording artist, Coletti has been Grammy nominated, and has won accolades for his Hyperion recording English Music for Viola, which won best CD awards from Gramophone and BBC Music magazines and was named one of the 100 best CDs of all time. As a member of the Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet, their recording of Brahms piano quartets won the ’Forderpreiz’ in Zurich for Europe’s best chamber music recording of the year, and in Japan with his pioneering group Typhoon, two full length DVDs were released, and three Sony CDs reached No.1 in the classical charts.