PAWEL WALEROWSKI: PIANO, CELLO

Originally from Poland, cellist Pawel Walerowski was formally trained in his native country and graduated from the Conservatory in Poznan in Cello Performance. During his formative training, he played in various ensembles and recorded for radio and television.  Pawel received honors from competitions like J.S. Bach Competition in Zielona Gora and International Cello Competition in Liezen Austria.  He served as Principal Cellist and soloist in Jeunesse Musicales Youth String Orchestra in Slovenia (with which he recorded   two CD’s) and toured major European countries with an original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. 

Pawel first came to the US in 2000, as a  part of Missio Musica, a group playing for  a musical "Saviour". He toured the east coast and played in Nashville.  In 2005, he came to America again, this time on a scholarship to the University of Arizona, to study with a virtuoso cellist Nancy Green. Pawel subsequently performed throughout much of the western U.S. in various ensembles. He served as a cellist for an Opera in the Ozarks production of Carmen in Arkansas.  He worked aboard as a cruiseship musician for a year, visiting Caribbean islands and Central Mexico. His other credits while in San Francisco Bay Area include recording for singer-songwriters, premiering of musicals, playing for a circus production, subbing in Berkeley Rep Theater and being a member of the ViBO String Quartet and ViBO Simfani.

Pawel studied piano with Julian Fong, a graduate of Royal Conservatory in Vancouver, Canada.  He has been an accompanist for various church services.