Paul Hoskins

Paul Hoskins has led the music at Rambert since 1996, helping to enhance the company’s reputation as an important force in new music in the UK. In 2004 Paul won the Time Out award for outstanding contribution to dance, following the UK première of Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet and Thomas Ades’ Living Toys. More recently Paul has enjoyed watching the Rambert Music Fellowship grow into an important post for composers, and the Rambert Orchestra expand its work into the concert hall and recording studio, as well as beginning a Conducting Fellowship with Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Paul has conducted in every major concert hall and opera house in London and also worked with the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Sinfonia and Northern Chamber Orchestra, as well as in Slovenia, Romania, Germany, Holland, Denmark and the USA. Recently Paul conducted Britten Sinfonia, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Future Firsts at the Royal Festival Hall, and made a debut at the National Theatre of Croatia in Zagreb. Paul has enjoyed invitations to numerous international ballet companies, conducting the standard 19th-century repertoire, many 18th and 20th-century programmes, and also many world premieres.

Operatic work includes Don Giovanni with Roderick Williams, the world premiere of Stephen McNeff’s Clockwork, two operas for Bampton Opera and the Buxton Festival, and he has assisted at Glyndebourne (Peter Grimes) and ENO (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Elegy for Young Lovers, Caligula). As Principal Conductor of Cambridge New Music Players in the 1990s, Paul gave many world premières and broadcasts. In all his work he continues to champion new pieces by a wide range of composers.

With Rambert Orchestra Paul has recorded Tobias Picker’s Awakenings, and for NMC Recordings Gavin Higgins’ What Wild Ecstasy and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Crying Out Loud and No Let Up.

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