Paul Jeffrey joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Second/Utility Trumpet in September of 2007. He also performs with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Musik Barok, and Groundswell. Paul has performed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival and at Rainbow Stage. He has previously held positions with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Paul has performed and been broadcast with orchestras across North America including the National Arts Centre, the Toronto Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Oregon Symphony.
Paul earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included Vincent Cichowicz, Frank Kaderabek, David Bilger, Michael Sachs and Larry Knopp.
Summer festivals include the Tanglewood Music Center, the Marlboro Festival, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. A winner of the Pacific Spotlight competition, Paul was featured in a recital that was broadcast on CBC Radio Two.
An active music educator, Paul works with the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra brass sections. He is a regular clinician with various school boards throughout Manitoba and is a sessional instructor at Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba.
Paul Jeffrey is a recipient of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award and a Canada Council Grant.