Paul Spaeth's soaring yet poignant artistry has inspired admiration from a large and diverse audience. At MP3.com, upon reaching over one million downloads, Paul Spaeth was recognized as the Top Artist in LA and remained in the Top-Ten of Amazon's download charts for months.
Evidence of his wide-ranging musical appeal began with winning the Pepsi-Summerfest Talent Search at age 15; as a solo pianist competing against rock bands. Since then, mentors such as Morten Lauridsen (composer-in-residence, LA Master Chorale) and film composer Christopher Young (The Shipping News, Spiderman 3) have praised Spaeth for his "innate talent" and rare melodic sensitivity.
Paul Spaeth rides the line between silver screen, stage, and concert hall with resounding success. Spaeth's work in cinema has premiered at such prestigious film festivals as Toronto, Monaco, Naples, and Montreal. Since the premiere of his first orchestral piece at age 17, his award-winning concert works have been recorded by some of the leading artists of his generation. Spaeth's artistry has inevitably attracted high-profile producers, agents and multi-platinum songwriters, and in 2003 he won the Recording Academy's Grammy Scholarship Award.
Paul Spaeth attributes his success to his philosophy of the "numinous experience in music:" a clarity and directness that draws individuals to an intensely personal experience. As said by one listener, "The subtleties strike us honestly, driving to the core of who and what we are."