Paul Katz is an American cellist, who was a member of the Cleveland Quartet from 1969 to 1995. He and his wife, pianist Pei-Shan Lee, reside in Boston and teach at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Katz received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California School of Music and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. He studied with Gregor Piatigorsky, János Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Leonard Rose, and Gábor Rejtő.
Since 2001 Katz has taught at the New England Conservatory He had been professor of cello and chamber music at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Eastman School of Music. His recordings with the Cleveland Quartet, have received Grammy awards for Best Chamber Music Recording and also for Best Recorded Contemporary Composition in1996.
- Katherine Millett "Cellist Paul Katz Puts His Students on Equal Footing" Strings August/Sept, 2007 
- Harry Hurt, "A slow route to Being Maestro" New York Times Sept 5, 2008 
- Tim Janof, Internet Chamber Society interview
- Official web page at New England Conservatory
- "Paul Katz: Master Collaborator" Strings Magazine,Aug/Sept 2007 
- Greg Cahill "Cellist Paul Katz Heads to New England Conservatory: Joins Strings and Chamber Music faculties" Strings May–June 2001 
- University of Chicago New, Jan. 28, 2002
- Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Board and National Advisory Council 
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