despite its contemporary techniques and methods, 'Four Scenes Unseen' is as expressive as the Fauré and as exciting as the Ravel that followed Simon Fenton, The Yorker
A composer and performer from a young age, Paul's formal composition training began when he studied for his
degree at the London College of Music, where he received tuition from Kit Turnbull, Paul Robinson, Francis Pott and Laurence Roman.
Whilst in London he had works performed at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, as part of the BBC/TVU 'Endangered Species Event'
and by performers including Philip Mead, Suzanne Stanzeleit and Chris I'Anson.
Since then, Paul has completed an MA and PhD in Composition at the University of York under the supervision of Dr John Stringer.
Paul's string quartet 'Nocturne' was selected for a workshop performance in a national call for scores by the internationally acclaimed Kreutzer Quartet, he has
had performances by the Chimera Ensemble and the Ebor Singers and he was chosen as one of the finalists of the
NCEM/BBC Young Composers' Award in 2009. Most recently, his composition 'Four Scenes Unseen' was premiered by
the University of York Chamber Orchestra and received the following review,
"despite its contemporary techniques and methods, 'Four Scenes Unseen' is as expressive as the Fauré and as exciting as the Ravel that followed"
Simon Fenton, The Yorker.
Paul has been comissioned to write music and arrangements for a variety of different ensembles and perfomers, working in both the Contemporary Classical and Jazz world. He has also written music for education and training.
Paul has written arrangements for orchestra, big band, string quartet, brass band, theatrical productions and for pop groups. For more information please get in touch.
Paul has a growing list of works for Big Band of varying difficulty. Here are some clips from when Paul worked with the Customs House Big Band in 2014.