Violist from Cheshire, England, who attended the Royal
Academy of Music and studied with Max Gilbert, Sydney Griller, and Clarence
principal viola of the London Sinfonietta in 1988
and joined the London Symphony Orchestra in 1990.
with whom he has worked include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the City of
London Sinfonia, the London Archduke Trio, the
London Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New London
Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Phoenix
Symphony, the RAM Mansion Ensemble, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and
the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
1993, he performed Robert Saxton’s “Viola Concerto” with
the City of London Sinfonia and Richard Hickox at Royal Albert Hall.
He was the
featured soloist of the Phoenix Symphony in October 1994 when he performed Miklos Rozsa’s “Viola
Concerto” under the baton of James Sedares.
In July 1995,
he gave the world premiere of John Woolrich’s
“Viola Concerto” with the BBC Philharmonic and Yan Pascal Tortelier at the Cheltenham Festival.
Sir William Walton’s “Viola Concerto” with the LSO and
Andre Previn at Barbican Hall in October 1997.
December 1997, he and pianist Elizabeth
diFelice and violist Andriy
Viytovych gave a recital at Landon Gallery. Their program comprised “Four
Pieces, Op. 5” by Alban Berg, “Invocation, Dance and Meditation”
by Robert Saxton, “Marchenbilder, Op. 113” by Robert Schumann, and “Sonata in
F minor, Op. 120, No. 1” by Johannes Brahms.
He performed Bohuslav Martinu’s “Rhapsody
Concerto” with Sir Colin Davis and the LSO at Avery Fisher Hall in New York and Barbican Hall in London in the spring of 2001.
March 2003, he was back at Avery Fisher Hall for a performance of Harold in Italy by Hector Berlioz
with the LSO.
clarinetist Mark van de Wiel were the soloists on
28th October 2004 when the London Sinfonietta
offered up three pieces by Harrison Birtwistle at
Queen Elizabeth Hall: “Ritual
Fragment”, “Secret Theatre”, and “Silbury Air”.
October 2006, Paul Silverthorne and Friends gave a recital at the Manhattan
School of Music under the umbrella of the New York Viola Society. The evening’s music consisted
of George Benjamin’s “Viola, Viola”, York Bowen’s “Fantasie Quartet”, Benjamin Dale’s “Introduction
and Andante, Op. 5”, and Ichiro Nodaira’s
“Transformation I on the Ciaconna for
Violin, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach”.
The London Sinfonietta and RAM Mansion Ensemble joined forces on
14th October 2008 for a performance of “Les Espaces Acoustiques” by
Gerard Grisey at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
April 2010, Paul delivered the world premiere of “Divinum
Mysterium (Concerto for Viola and Orchestra)”
with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra of Michigan.
He and cellist
Rebecca Gilliver and violinists David Alberman and Roman Simovic
performed “Different Trains” by Steve Reich at LSO St. Luke’s
on 12th and 15th October 2011.
February 2012, he was back at LSO St. Luke’s for the world premiere
of “Solo” by Darren Bloom, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, and Mark Simposon.
which he appears include: Beethoven by Arrangement, Vol. 1; Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano, Op.
120/Songs for Alto Voice, Viola and Piano, Op. 91; Britten: Lachrymae/Hindemith: Sonata, Op. 11, No.
4/Shostakovich: Sonata, Op. 147
with pianist John Constable; Man I
Sing: Choral Music by Bob Chilcott with percussionist Simone Rebello and the BBC Singers; and, Vaughan Williams:
Symphony No. 4/Flos Campi with the
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra.
He has also
published his arrangements of three sonatas by Domenico
Scarlatti, “Sonata, Op. 1, No. 10” (“Didone
Abbandonata”) by Giuseppe Tartini, and “Vocalise”
by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculty of the Royal Academy of