Cordelia Paw recently returned from a concert tour performing Mozart Concerti with l'Orchestre des Pays de Savoie in France under the baton of Sigiswald Kuijken. She has performed on some of the world’s finest stages including Carnegie Hall, The Royal Concertgebouw, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum. Formed under the guidance of the renowned Juilliard String Quartet, she was a member of the Tessera Quartet in New York. 2012 marked the release of their world premiere recording of the rediscovered music of American composer, Harold Brown on Albany Records. Cordelia has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including first prize in the 2008 International Chamber Ensemble Competition with the former Sospiro Quartet, resulting in their Carnegie Hall debut.
Cordelia holds degrees from the Juilliard School and received the coveted Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where she was twice-awarded the Broadus Erle Prize. Her teachers have included Vera Beths, Hyo Kang, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang, and Mela Tenenbaum. In addition to her studies, Cordelia coached chamber music at Yale University. Cordelia is currently based in Amsterdam and completed her studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Vera Beths. She is currently the concert master of the Sinfonia Rotterdam chamber orchestra. Ms. Paw plays on a Zygmuntowicz violin generously loaned to her by the Banff Centre in Canada.
Committed to community engagement, Cordelia joined 11 other musicians to travel to with Neojiba in Salvador da Bahia, a program based on the highly-successful Venezuelan program "El Sistema," providing lessons, masterclasses, and orchestral training. They also worked to facilitate instrument donation and to support various charity organizations in the Salvdador community through benefit performances and educational outreach.