B.Mus (Ohio, Peabody)
Cellist Paula Kiffner earned music performance degrees from Ohio State University and the Peabody Conservatory. While at Peabody she was principal cellist of the Annapolis Symphony and a member of the Washington Theater Chamber Players, both under the artistic direction of Leon Fleisher. Her teachers were Harvey Shapiro, Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates.
A former member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Kiffner has also performed as guest principal cellist of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and appears frequently as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her performances are heard on CBC Radio and KING FM (Seattle).
Ms. Kiffner also works with youth orchestras in Canada and the United States, and has served as guest artist and teacher at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. She is a faculty member of Victoria Conservatory of Music, and the Nanaimo Conservatory.