from Edinburgh, Scotland, who started playing at seven years of age and
went on to attend the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester,
In 1993, he
became the principal bass trombonist of the Orchestra of Opera North in Leeds. He
took the same position with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2007.
August 2008, the LSO Brass Ensemble participated in the handing-over of the
Olympics ceremony at St. Paul’s
Cathedral in London. Their recital included “Blues
March” by Benny Golson, “Fanfare”
by Nigel Gomm, “Pavane Battaille” from La Danserie
by Tylman Susato, “Of
Knights and Castles” by Raymond Premru and “Tango
Jalousie” by Jacob Gade.
The LSO offered
up “Flute Concerto” by Carl Nielsen with soloist Gareth Davies,
The Miraculous Mandarin suite by Bela Bartok and The
Mermaid by Alexander von Zemlinsky at
Barbican Hall on 9th November 2011.
November 2012, they performed Alban Berg’s “Violin Concerto”
with Leonidas Kavakos
and Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1” (“Titan”). Semyon Bychkov conducted.
which Paul appears include Halle
Brass Play Gregson, and Kenneth
Fuchs: Canticle to the
Sun/United Artists with JoAnn Falletta and the LSO.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the Junior Royal Northern College of
Music and Salford
University. His students have included Toby Bannan, Mark Francis and Adam Taylor. He has also given a master class to
the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and has been active with the LSO Brass Academy
and LSO Discovery program.