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Paul Viapiano

About this Artist

Paul Viapiano has been principal guitarist & mandolinist with the LA Philharmonic since 1984 and in that capacity has performed with conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez and John Adams among many others. He is a regular guest artist with the LA Phil New Music Group, principal guitarist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and appears frequently with LA Opera.

He also keeps a busy recording schedule having worked with Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, BB King, Robbie Robertson, Barry Manilow and Phil Ramone. He is currently co-producing albums for both Arnold McCuller (James Taylor Band) and singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway and is the featured balalaika player on Hulu's hit series, The Great.