Musical Director

Paul started playing trumpet aged 10 and went on to get a degree in Music from Goldsmiths University. He is now a highly-respected music teacher at various schools including Wellington College, St Swithun’s School, Pangbourne College, the Royal Grammar School and The Abbey School.

As a freelance trumpeter, he has played for many orchestras including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, New London Sinfonia, the Philharmonie der Nationen in Germany, and most recently with the Italian chamber orchestra Musica Saeculorum, performing on period instruments live on radio.

Being the multi-talented chap that he is, Paul is also a dab hand at conducting! In addition to conducting Trinity Concert Band, he is the MD for South Berks Concert Band and the annually formed Big & Brassy event. Paul is also co-conductor of the Brass for Africa Brass Band.

Locally-based charity Brass for Africa is a cause close to Paul’s heart, and he is proud to have helped develop and deliver a teacher training programme for orphanages in the slums of Uganda and Liberia. His time in both countries is something that will stay with him forever.

Since joining us in 2012 Paul has really brought the best out in our playing. Highlights of his time with us so far are conducting world-renowned euphonium player David Childs in our 2014 performance of Stephen Roberts’ Euphonium Concerto and leading us to our recent Platinum Award in the 2018 National Concert Band Festival finals.