Multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer and performer, Paul Bendzsa came to Newfoundland in 1976 as a faculty member of the newly formed Department of Music at MUN, where he was the principal teacher of woodwinds, Jazz Ensemble, new music ensemble, and a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Over the years, he has performed with Orchestras, chamber ensembles, Jazz bands, and has presented workshops and master classes for musicians of all ages.
In the context of the broader musical community, Paul formed new-music partnerships with percussionist Don Wherry, with whom he founded Fusion Ensemble and participated in the foundation of Sound Symposium; The Atlantic Arts Trio, Rob Power (Spanner), (Rob Power and Andrew Staniland : Roarshack), Bill Brennan (B&B’s Little Big Band), the Blue Rider Ensemble (theatre and music creation), The Canadian Saxophone Quintet, and a host of other friends and musical allies. Performances have taken him on tours throughout Canada, and across the pond to Great Britain, France, Korea, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia and Sweden. During that time Paul collaborated in and created new works for a variety of instrumental ensembles: trios for woodwinds, percussion, incidental music for plays, Holocaust services, MUN recitals, Spanner and Blue Rider Ensemble concerts. In theatre, he wrote and produced a multimedia production called, “Marconi . . . Wizard of Wireless.”
Paul Bendzsa At Sound Symposium XIX*
- Concert, as a member of Roarshack — Wednesday, July 11 at 9:00pm (LSPU Hall)
- Concert, as a member of >noice< — Tuesday, July 10 at 8:00pm (LSPU Hall)
*Times and locations subject to change.