Paul Widner is an active cellist in Toronto. He is resident cellist of several contemporary music ensembles that include Continuum Contemporary Music and Arraymusic. He is also principal cellist of the Esprit Orchestra and performs regularly with new music concerts. he has toured throughout Canada and Europe with these groups and appears on several recordings of contempory Canadian music. Paul Widner is also the Assistant Principal cellist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and performs with the Amadeus Ensemble and the National Ballet Orchestra.