In de Oosterkerk:
Paul Sessoms – Classical and Jazz guitar
Paul is currently studying classical guitar with Gabriel Bianco at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He moved to Amsterdam from attending Cleveland Institute of Music last year to study and the Conservatorium.
He previously studied with Johannes Moller at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (NL) and at Cleveland Institute of Music (US) with Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin for two years. He went to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for four years of high school with a concentration in classical guitar and studied with Joseph Pecoraro and Michael Kudirka.
He has been studying classical guitar for nine years. He has competed in the ECU Guitar Competition multiple years, in Oberlin’s Stroud Guitar Competition 2016 and competed in UNCSA’s concerto competition.
He has played in a Guitar trio as well as with Oboe and flute playing Hindemith, Bach, Piazzolla, and Tedesco. Paul has also performed many jazz performances with jazz combos and jazz ensembles and continues to practice and perform Jazz alongside classical music.