Clarinetist, conductor, composer, arranger and piano player holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in performance from the P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow. He is the first-prize winner of the Russian National Competition in clarinet, and obtained a second prize in conducting.
A remarkably versatile musician, Paul commands a vast repertoire spanning the classical, folk, contemporary and jazz styles. His 15-year concert career and teacher experience has taken him to the foremost venues of Western Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Canada and Asia, in performances with renowned symphony orchestras and chamber groups, including the legendary Borodin Quartet.
Mr. Markelov has been associated with the Claude Watson Arts program at Earl Haig Secondary School for the past eight years.
It is most important that students dedicate themselves to weekly instruction pieces and of course through dedicated practice. Through Paul’s unique method of instruction, students will find that their technical abilities will increase significantly through the study of technique, etudes and solo pieces in a short period of time.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- 2001 - Practical Apprenticeship Assistant - P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Moscow
- 1999 - Master of Music - Pedagogical Academy of Music, Moscow
- 1993 - Bachelor of Music - Gnesin College of Music, Moscow
- First-Prize Clarinet Winner - National Competition for Woodwind and Brass Instrumentalists - 1995
- First-Prize Clarinet Winner - Russian National Competition for Woodwind and Brass Instrumentalists - 1995
- Government Grant - Nominated by Ministry of Culture - 1999
- Second-Prize Winner - National Competition for Conductors - 1999
- Second-Prize Winner - Russian National Competition for Conductors - 1999
- TDSB Guest Artist - Certified with the Toronto District School Board - 2012
- Music Teachers National Association - National