Paul Cortese

Paul Cortese

Viola Professor

16 - 22 of July

Conservatorio Superior del Liceo


Born in the US to Italian parents, Paul Cortese has enjoyed a very active career as a soloist, chamber musician, guest principal violist in many orchestras, and as a viola and chamber music professor in Europe.

Paul has recorded over 20 discs for various labels in the US, England, Spain, and Germany. Cortese has been invited in more than 15 orchestras as guest principal, and has collaborated with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, recording Paul Hindemith’s entire viola repertoire for the ASV label in honour of his centenary.

Paul has given master classes in the US, Italy, Spain, France, Vietnam, Colombia, Estonia, and Lithuania, and is currently professor of viola and chamber music at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona.