ABOUT PAUL CARDALL
A gifted pianist and prolific composer, Cardall spans many genres including Classical Crossover, Contemporary Christian and New Age, and in doing so his albums have debuted on 8 No. 1 Billboard Charts.
Millions of fans around the world find great comfort in Cardall’s melodies, which are born out of his passion to help others overcome hardship utilizing the great healing power of music. This is what drives Paul Cardall. Through music he draws wisdom, depth and understanding to heal the hearts and minds of listeners.
Originally from Salt Lake City, and now based in Nashville, Cardall was born with a complex congenital heart defect and had surgery the 22nd hour of his birth. Even though he survived the difficult operation, doctors warned his parents that he might not live beyond his first year. But, Paul surprised everyone and not only enjoyed his first birthday, he celebrated many more. As a teenager he underwent several additional corrective open-heart surgeries. Later, at the age of 35, Paul’s heart began to fail once more. A candidate for heart transplant, Paul patiently waited 385 days before receiving a donated heart. After all the illness, and waiting, and surgeries, Paul found a renewed vigor for life.
As a pianist, Paul is sponsored by the historic Steinway & Sons. Paul is also a speaker and philanthropist. He regularly details his congenital heart disease experiences at medical conferences across the country, and served as the keynote speaker at both the Texas A&M Leadership Conference and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiology Conference. Paul has presented several seminars on the music industry, including the MusicBiz Conference, TEDxNashville, and at various universities such as University of Florida, Brigham Young University, and San Diego State University. Paul has also been recognized with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Utah Board of Education.
“Paul's story is such an inspiration that I was brought to tears. Actually I was moved the first time I happened onto his work. I listen to Paul every day. ”
— Bill Curry, Retired Coach, Georgia State University