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Paul Moeller Biography

Classical guitarist, Paul Moeller, recently was the concerto soloist in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Sirota, Director of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and with the Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Piotr Gajewsky, conductor of the National Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Columbia Orchestra.  Mr. Moeller has also been a concerto soloist with the Connecticut Concerto Consort, the Northern Illinois University Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Virginia Symphony. Paul Moeller has given concerts for series sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society and Tulane University in New Orleans, the Shriver Hall Wednesday Noon, and the Peabody at Homewood Series.  The appearances at Shriver Hall and with Peabody Symphony Orchestra were awarded to Mr. Moeller as a first prize winner of the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at Peabody, a success which confirmed earlier distinction gained via first prizes in the D’Addario NGSW International Guitar Concerto Competition, the Northern Illinois University Concerto Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Guitar Competition, the First of America Midwest Young Artists National Bach Competition, and the Professional Division of the Baltimore Music Club Competition.  Recently, Mr. Moeller appeared on CNN Comcast Local Edition & Maryland Public Television’s “Artworks”.  In 2008 Paul performed Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Beloit Janesville Symphony.  In 2010 Paul performed Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Southwest Florida Symphony.

Mr. Moeller received a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody, where he spent four years under the tutelage of world-renowned guitarist, Manuel Barrueco. Mr. Moeller holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s from the Eastman School of Music, where his solo abilities also gained him a Performance Certificate. Paul Moeller has taught the guitar throughout his career at faculty at the
Maryland Conservatory of Music in Bel Air, and at the Levine School of Music in
Washington, D.C.  He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Guitar at Northern Illinois University.  He is also on faculty at Elgin Community College.

Paul Moeller has also seen success as a member of the Moeller Cello and Guitar Duo with his wife Kerena Moeller. Together they have twice won the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, which presented them on the Artscape Classics in the Cool
Series during the Baltimore Festival of the Arts. The pair recently performed at the Easton Academy for the Arts in Maryland, and for the Music in the Great Hall Series in Towson, as well as the Peabody at Homewood Series. The Moeller Duo has toured in the United Sates and England.  In 2002, the pair toured throughout Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, giving more than thirty concerts.  Recently, they were guest artists and judges of the International Guitar Competition in Lagonegro, Italy.  Recently they performed a series of chamber music concerts at Rockford College campus.  In 2012 and 2013 they performed on the highly acclaimed “Big Arts” Chamber music series.

Paul released his debut recording “Around the World and Bach” which features solo performances as well as performances with the Moeller Cello and Guitar Duo.  Their latest CD “My Better Half” is a complete duo CD with every track featuring the guitar and cello combination.  The CD’s are available at concert performances and at www.moellermusic.com.