Paul Macres

Minnesota native Paul Macres is a bassist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with many ensembles across the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, he has played guest principal bass with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Norway), and has toured across the globe with the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Paul has been a member of the Colorado Music Festival for four years. Other summer engagements include the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and the Lakes Area Music Festival.

Paul holds a Bachelors of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, a Masters of Music from Rice University, and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

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