Paul Dykstra is a Canadian born and trained pianist with concert and performance credits all over North America. He presently resides in New Hampshire, and has played solo and duo piano concerts in Canada, New England, St. Louis, California, Trinidad, Florida, and New York City, to name a few. He has also been involved with diverse projects such as NYC Living Arts Production of 'Porgy and Bess' on tour, keyboard for disco band Tavares in Atlantic City, and classical variety and chamber music concerts featuring new music and fine American and Canadian Artists. Paul studied at the University of Alberta under Helmut Brauss (a pupil of Edwin Fischer) and in sessions with Anton Kuerti, Gyorgy Sebok, Robin Wood and many others. Mr. Dykstra brings his diverse musical talents to bear upon the program IVORY WINTER which incorporates Great Classical Piano Music for your Inner Season, and features masterpieces by Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and NH composer Roger Rudenstein. Paul can also be heard on a disc of Rudenstein's music entitled 'State of the Union' where he has recorded the 7th Piano Sonata in it's entirety and also the Clarinet and Piano Sonata with Richard Stoltzman on clarinet. Further collaborations between these two artists are pending in 2008, including a recording in Slovakia of Rudenstein's 'Blues for New Orleans' for Clarinet, Piano, and orchestra.