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Paul Carlson, pianist, has dedicated his performance career to presenting concerts with unique programming. He appears frequently as a solo recitalist and also as a collaborative musician. Freshness characterizes his programs, which often strike a balance between the familiarity of great music of the standard repertoire, and the exciting discovery of new or neglected works. He also has a special interest in music originating in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Very much in this vein, his CD features the First Piano Sonata by Charles Ives and the Preludes by Ruth Crawford Seeger. It is available online through all the major outlets. His original research focuses on the early performance style of the piano music of Claude Debussy. Paul Carlson received a Bachelor of Music degree from Gordon College, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University. His teachers include Tong-Il Han, Raymond Hanson, Maria-Clodes Jaguaribe, Boris Berman, Fred Broer, Saul Skersey and Marjorie Richie. He has taught at Gordon College and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He is Music Director of The Peregrine Consort, an ensemble presenting the J.S. Bach Cantatas on period instruments, along with other works. He lives in Lowell, MA, teaches at the Lexington Music School, and is staff accompanist at Boston Conservatory and the Lexington High School choral ensembles.