Latest News – Paul’s Blog

Keep up to date with Paul’s latest events and projects. Click on the title of each entry for more detail, links and latest news.

  • 'Soldier On' World Premier - The Armidale School

    Two concerts and two standing ovations for the world premier of 'Soldier On'. It was an honour to be in Armidale at the Armidale School to conduct these fine musicians with all the teachers. My thanks always...Click to see the video of the performance on YOUTUBE..

  • Glasgow Female Chamber Choir Les Sirènes record Paul's Shakespeare 400th Anniversary piece

    Glasgow based Female Chamber Choir Sirènes have become the first choir in the world to record the set of Shakespeare songs published by Oxford University Press last year, including Paul's 'And Will He Not Come Again' from Hamlet...Click for more information...

  • 2016 the 'Best' year to date for commissions

    In 2016 Paul completed 20 commissions. This is thanks largely to his inspiring wife and collaborator, Bonnie Nilsson. Bonnie is a fine singer/songwriter, and working together in 2016 on half of the commissions has been a pleasure, opening up a new world of lyrics and ideas to share...Thanks Bonnie

  • Artist in Residence Dulwich College Asia MAY 2017

    Paul is honoured to be a visiting artist in 5 cities around Asia for Dulwich College. He will be conducting his music in rehearsal and concerts and performing for students in Singapore, Myanmar, China and Korea...

  • New Pieces Available Soon

    Paul is excited to announce that 10 new pieces will be published by early FEB 2017. Paul would also like to thank all the conductors and singers around the world who performed his music in 2016...

  • Finalist in the AUS Art Music Awards

    Paul is a finalist in the AUS Art Music Awards for his SSAA choral work MALALA. In this same week, Paul has no less than four world premiers, for Xavier College, Ascham School, King's School and PLC Croydon.

  • World Premier of 'Fromelles' in Fromelles

    Paul has just returned from France where he and the Hunter Singers directed by Kim Sutherland OAM, presented his commissioned work for the missing diggers of Fromelles. A moving tour across the Somme and concerts in Paris. The highlight was being honoured guests of the town of Fromelles to perform for the French citizens.

  • New piece for Malala Yousafzai recorded and filmed

    Paul's new commission about Malala for PLC Croydon has recently been recorded by Peter Kennard and filmed by Malcolm Heap, conducted by Fiona Clouston, featuring Bobby Singh on tabla. Click here to see the new clip just released...

  • Composition Schedule NOV/DEC 2015

    Paul will be composing for most of NOV/DEC. He will also do some guest speaking engagements and performances in Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Click here to see his new commissions in progress...

  • Men of Song Male Voice Festival

    Paul is conducting the adult stream and massed finale - joined by Paul Holley, Ian Mills, Rob Braham and many more...

  • Voices of Birralee - 20th Anniversary Concert

    The 20th Anniversary Concert for Voices of Birralee will feature Paul and Simon Self's unique song cycle 'Magnetic Island Songs', written for choir and guitar orchestra.

  • Hark, Hark, the Lark release - Oxford University Press

    Paul is honoured to be invited among 6 other international composers including Bob Chilcott and Stephen Hatfield to compose a piece for the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare...

  • Dulwich College, Suzhou, China

    Paul has been invited back to China for another residency at Dulwich College, Suzhou.

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