Paul Jeffrey joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Second/Utility Trumpet in September of 2007. He also performs with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Groundswell, and as a member of Paradigm Brass, has performed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, as well as in some of Winnipeg's finest establishments. He has previously held trumpet 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 coaches the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra brass sections. He is also a sessional instructor at the UofM and teaches privately from his home.
Outside of music, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, violinist Rodica, and his two young children, Grace and Thomas.
Paul Jeffrey is a recipient of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award.