PAUL SHAW–Private & Public Performances–Classical & Caribbean Repertoire


Paul Shaw is a critically-acclaimed WORLD-CLASS CONCERT PIANIST. The New York Times has said he is "both a virtuoso with herculean technical command  and a sensitive, introspective artist."


A classical pianist from Jamaica, the Caribbean home of reggae music, Paul Shaw is a Steinway artist who learned to play on a toy piano his mother bought from Woolworth's. At sixteen, he won the Howard Cooke Award for Excellence in Music, Jamaica’s highest classical music award in the annual Festival of the Arts competition. Advanced studies in music, courtesy of the Jamaican and French governments, and William Petschek, Maro Ajemian, and Isabel Mason Scholarships, led to a ten-year affiliation with noted American pianist William Masselos and three degrees from New York's famed Juilliard SchoolBachelor of Music (B.M.), Master of Music (M.M.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.).

Paul has appeared in recital, chamber music performances, and as a soloist with orchestras on three continents, inspiring appreciative audiences and music critics alike in Asia, Europe and the Americas.