The American pianist, Paul Maillet, studied with Cecile Genhart under full scholarship at the Eastman School of Music, and with Leon Fleisher and Leonard Shure at the Peabody Conservatory. He then went on to study with Dorothy Taubman, with whom he studied for 12 years. He has won numerous competitions.
Paul Maillet has received enthusiastic acclaim for his recital performances worldwide and played soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, Asia and South America. He performed concertos with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His solo and chamber music recitals include appearances at the Kennedy Center and at Weill Recital Hall. In 1995, he discerned a call to ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. After beginning his seminary formation, he continued to perform in the USA and Europe when his studies in philosophy and theology permitted. During this period, a CD of a critically acclaimed live performance at Williams College was released in 1999.
Paul Maillet was ordained to the priesthood in 2001 for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. After two years of parish ministry in Baltimore, he went on to teach Latin, Greek and Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He now lives in Washington DC and is studying towards a doctorate in Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America in preparation for teaching at the seminary level as a member of the Society of Saint Sulpice.
His experience as a teacher of piano and other music courses include positions at the Peabody Institute, the Eastman School of Music, Loyola College in Baltimore, and the Taubman Institute at Amherst (and later at Williams), as well as lectures and master-classes in the USA and Asia. He continues to perform and most recently has given lectures and a master-class at Lincoln Center as a member of the Taubman Seminar faculty.