Paul Robinson
Education: 1968-71 York University BA (Hons) Music 1972-74 Mills College Oakland California. MA Electronic Music
with Robert Ashley2000-2006 York University. D Phil Composition:
Supervisors: Roger Marsh/Nicola LeFanu
Compositional Activity:Among his concert pieces are works for the Northern Sinfonia and Chorus, Scottish Ballet, The London Schools Symphony Orchestra and Peter Lawson.He was a prize winner in the first Hilliard Ensemble Composition Award. His work ‘Incantation’ was recorded by the Hilliard Ensemble for ECM New Series. In 1998 he was invited by the Hilliard Ensemble to be the Composer in Residence at their summer school in Cambridge. He was also a prize winner for his piano duo ‘Eris’ premiered by the Tong-Wasegawa duo. His ‘Chamber Concerto’ was one of 6 shortlisted works for the Luxembourg Sinfonietta International Composition Prize for May 2003 and won the special prize.As director of his own ensemble Harmonie Band, he has been active as a composer for silent films and has received commissions from many UK film festivals as well as from the ‘Giornate del Cinema Muto’ in Italy. His ensemble has travelled widely in Europe including visits to the Dresden Musikfestpiele and three tours of the Brabant, the last of which featured his score to Cocteau’s ‘Le Sang D’un Poete’. Most recently, he received a commission from the Era New Horizon Film Festival in Wroclaw Poland for a new score for Carl Dreyer’s ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ that was premiered at the Wroclaw Opera house in July 2007 performed by Harmonie Band and the Hilliard Ensemble.


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