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Biography

Current Activities

  • Hradec Kralov Philharmonic (Czech Republic) - Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen concertante with soloists from Prague National Theatre
  • Hainburg Haydngesellschaft (Austria) - reengagement with soloist from Vienna Philharmonic
  • Mobile Opera - The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • Mariinsky Theatre - Rusalka
  • Bear Valley Festival 
  • Brno Philharmonic (Czech Republic) - reengagement for studio recording
  • Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Zlin (Czech Republic) - reengagement

 

Recent Positions

  • Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra (Vienna, Austria) - Conductor
  • Indiana University Opera - Assistant Conductor/Associate Instructor
  • Theater an der Wien (Vienna, Austria) - Assistant Conductor/Studienleiter
  • Janacek National Opera Brno (Czech Rep.) - Assistant Conductor/ Studienleiter

 

Recent Symphonic Activities

  • Handel - Messiah (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Faure - Requiem (New Orleans, LA)
  • Mozart - Requiem (New Orleans, LA)
  • Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
  • La Sierra University Orchestra 
  • Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava (Czech Republic) - reengagement
  • Janacek Festival Hukvaldy (Czech Republic) 

 

Recent Opera Activities

  • New Orleans Opera / Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra - Chadwick's Tabasco Opera
  • Hradec Kralove Philharmonic - recording of Chadwick’s Tabasco Opera
  • Bucharest National Opera (Romania) - La Traviata
  • Slovak National Theater (Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg, Russia) - rehearsal conductor for Janacek’s Makropulos Case
  • Opera Louisiana

 

Projects

Paul Mauffray reconstructed The Burlesque Opera Tabasco by George Whitefield Chadwick from autograph manuscripts. This unpublished comic operetta was performed throughout America in 1894 and has not been heard since then.  The McIlhenny Company is supporting this project and has sponsored performances of music from Tabasco with multiple orchestras

 

Noteworthy

  • The American Prize for Professional Orchestra Conductors – Second Place (2018), Third Place (2015) and Honorary Mention (2014)

  • Elected honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity's prestigious Alpha Chapter (2018) and awarded status as a Signature Sinfonian in recognition of his conducting and musical advocacy, and for his work on reviving George Whitefield Chadwick’s burlesque operetta “Tabasco"

  • Bela Bartok International Opera Conducting Competition (Romania) - Second Prize (2007) and Finalist (2005)

  • IMG Singapore Sun Festival - Master class with Esa-Pekka Salonen (2008)
  • American Academy of Conducting (Aspen, Colorado) - conducting fellow

 

Special Interests

Czech opera has always been Paul Mauffray’s main passion. He speaks fluent Czech. He has worked as an assistant conductor on over 8 Janacek productions with Sir Charles Mackerras, Jiri Belohlavek, Bohumil Gregor, Leon Botstein, and Kirill Petrenko at the Prague National Theatre, Janacek Opera Brno, Salzburg Festival, Bard Festival, and Theater an der Wien.  He has recorded with the Czech Philharmonic and Gabriela Benackova, Dolores Zajick, Ben Heppner, and Renee Fleming and, at the invitation of Valery Gergiev, prepared the singers and orchestra at the Mariinsky Theater in Janacek’s Makropulos Case. 

 

 

Artist websites

  • www.paulmauffray.com
  • www.youtube.com/paulmauffray
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