Son of a Swedish mother and a Canadian father, Paul Waltman was born and raised in Stockholm. He received a MfA in Music at the University of Gothenburg, later on earning his Soloist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Following this, he was a resident artist at the Banff Centre in Alberta numerous times.
Since 2010, Paul has held the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, appearing as a soloist with both ensembles. In addition to being a frequent guest leader with Sweden’s other orchestras, he performs regularly as a chamber musician and soloist in Sweden.
Paul has a soft spot for the occasionally neglected music of the late Romantic era. In 2008 he released a CD containing Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Sonata with acclaimed pianist Bengt Forsberg, and the same composer’s glorious Violin Concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Björkman.
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
First season with the VS: Fall 2019
Most memorable VS experience: …yet to come!
Hobbies and interests: Food and wine, boating, art, vintage pinball machines
Favourite things to do around the capital region: Explore the region that is completely new to me!
“I am very happy to be given this opportunity to work with this lovely orchestra and, for the first time, enjoy the benefits of my Canadian citizenship!” -PW
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