Paul celebrates several recent successes in both composition and artistic direction.
Sarah Connolly and Julius Drake gave an exquisite performance of his re-working of Dowland’s ‘Come Heavy Sleep’ at the Wigmore Hall.
Last week, the RNCM gave a dramatic multi-media performance of ‘The Fifth Trumpet’ at Imperial War Museum North. Paul featured in an article of BBC Radio 3′s In Tune, which can be heard by accessing this webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0225my9
The Deal Festival 2014 has just ended, with many people enjoying outstanding performances by great artists young and older, as well as performances of several new works. The Festival’s education work is continually setting new standards, and the Festival will soon make major announcements in this regard.
Paul’s recently completed work for recorder ensemble, commissioned by the UK Society of Recorder Players will be premiered later this month by Zero Gravity at the Kings Lynn Festival Fringe at 3pm on July 20 in St Margaret’s Church.
Paul is currently working on a newly commissioned song cycle for mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg and flautist Richard Craig. ‘Frida Songs’ will be premiered in 2015.
New music is to feature heavily in the forthcoming Autumn programme at Queen Mary University of London. The University has made public engagement a key part of its strategic plan and Paul is delighted to be devising the ambitious musical aspect to this.