Captivated by… is an interview series created by Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens to connect the ideas of Casa Captivating artists and thought-leaders to audiences worldwide.
Paul Wiancko is a cellist and composer whose stirring performances have taken him around the world. Wiancko performed for Casa Classic: Paul Wiancko at Casa Romantica on January 26, 2017.
Wiancko has performed with artists ranging from Midori and Yo-Yo Ma to Joe Cocker and Etta James, as well as touring with the award-winning Harlem String Quartet, Bird’s Eye Trio, and ACME orchestras. As a composer, Wiancko has composed works for the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet and the Met soprano Susanna Phillips. Casa Romantica spoke with Wiancko about the creative process, improvisation, and the power of classic music in a video interview.