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All the latest news & reviews about Paul’s work.

Biography for harp performances

Paul Patterson is one of the most versatile, successful and internationally respected British composers of his generation. His works are frequently performed by leading international orchestras, ensembles and soloists, and he also has a substantial discography. His...

Profile by Dr Rosemary Dunn

Paul Patterson  Paul Patterson grew up in Exeter. He learnt the trombone at school and gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, having just started to compose. Early, and sustained, musical influences were the neo-classic lines of Stravinsky and Hindemith and...

Critical acclaim for Southbank Centre concert

On Wednesday 7th January 2015, Paul Patterson was the Frontline Composer at the 7.45pm concert, taking place as part of the Park Lane Group New Year Series 2015. The concert was preceeded by a masterclass in which Paul workshopped his Spiders (for harp) and also...

New recording of harp music

Soon to be released is a new recording of Paul Patterson's harp music. The recording will be released on SFZ Music and Patterson gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation. More information coming soon.....

World Première of Barcarolle for violin and piano

Jeremy Patterson, one of Birmingham’s most eminent and respected musicians, is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. He has recently retired as long-serving Chair of the Trustees of Birmingham Conservatoire Association, founded to provide support for the students....

Rehearsing with University of Kent Chamber Choir

On Friday 28th March 2014, Paul travelled to Canterbury to spend the afternoon rehearsing with the University of Kent Chamber Choir. The choir were preparing the  Salvum Fac Populum Tuum Domine for a performance in Canterbury Cathedral that evening. Read more about...

5* review in Choir & Organ Magazine

Paul Patterson's CD release, Complete Works for Organ , has received a 5* review in the November/December issue of Choir & Organ Magazine, the the leading independent magazine for all professionals and amateurs in the choral and organ worlds. Please see below for the...

Appointments

2002 - Visiting Composition Tutor, Royal Northern College of Music - Manchester 2000- Visiting Professor of Composition, Christchurch University - Canterbury 1997- Composer in Residence to The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 1997- Manson Chair of...

Galliard Ensemble CD reviews

Gramophone August 2001 The three quintets by Paul Patterson (b1947) chart a fascinating stylistic course, from the lean astringency of the 1967 Wind Quintet (the product of a precocious 20-year old student at the Royal Academy of Music), via the Arnoldesque,...