Featuring beautifully crafted improvised melodies, Paul creates some of his own one-off compositions as well as showing his artistic flair for interpreting and exploring the music of others, including a few popular songs you’re sure to recognise.
As the concert will be completely improvised, it is impossible to predict what will happen or where the music will take Paul and indeed the audience! So come along, sit back and relax while Paul takes you on a journey through the art of improvisation.
Paul is a composer, performer and music educator based in the North of England. He has lectured in piano and composition at Leeds College of Music for over 18 years and also lectures at Leeds University. He has a busy teaching practice and is very active running music workshops.
He has written a number of music tuition books, his 'Practical Pianoforte' series is available from Boosey & Hawkes.
Some of Paul's recent compositions include a Symphony, Cello Concerto and Piano Concerto. Paul is currently working on a number of orchestral pieces including his 2nd Symphony.
In Jazz, he is a former 'Perrier Jazz Musician of the Year' award winner. He has recorded over fourteen albums, including three live solo concert recordings.
He is the UK advisor to the New York Classical Music Society.