Lecturer (Aural Training and Advanced Performance Studies)
King's College London
Educational and Professional Background
Paul Brough began 2011 as the new Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers. His further conducting of leading ensembles includes the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, St James's Baroque and Ulster Orchestra.
His ongoing work - in addition to his schedule of broadcasts and concerts with the BBC Singers - brings a return to the Ulster Orchestra, a CD recording of music by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, masterclasses in London and Cambridge and a residency with the Yale Schola Cantorum, USA.
His live Radio 3 60th anniversary performance of Britten's St Nicolas with the BBC Concert Orchestra was televised on BBC4 and made into a BBC CD. He has premiered works by Judith Bingham (Actaeon, live Radio3 BBC commission), James Brett, Richard Dubugnon, Andrew Gant, James Shearman, Sir John Tavener (Butterfly Dreams, Brighton Festival) and Simon Whalley (Petrus, Edington Festival), and broadcast Gabriel Jackson, James MacMillan, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Patric Standford amongst others.
Paul Brough trained at the Royal College of Music, St Michael's College, Tenbury and Magdalen College, Oxford (Mackinnon Scholar; Boult Memorial Prize), becoming Conductor of the Oxford University Chamber Orchestra. He studied with Colin Metters and George Hurst as RAM Henry Wood Scholar and post-student Fellow, in regular masterclasses with both Sir Colin Davis and Ilya Musin, and with Jeffrey Tate in preparation of the Venice Ring 2007-9. He conducted period orchestra The Hanover Band for seven successful seasons, serving as Principal Conductor 2007-10. He has been a Professor in conducting and academic studies at the Royal Academy of Music since 2004 and was elected an Associate of the Academy in 2007.