"Animated, flowing, compact, transparent, engaging and committed."
Le Nazione, Italy
Paul is passionate about teaching and working with young people of all ages, from musical theatre productions for 4 to 8 year olds, to acting out musical stories, to understanding cultural differences in national youth orchestras. He is Director of the Historical Performance Programme at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid.
He was baroque oboe professor at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and at the Dartington International Summer School.
Director of the Baroque Orchestra at the Royal Academy of Music.
Director of Early Opera at Dartington International Summer School.
Researched and presented18th & 19th century performance practice projects at the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music, Reina Sophia Music School Madrid, Barcelona Conservatory, Mannheim music school.
Conductor of the baroque and classical rounds of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels for 9 years.
Presented conducting masterclasses at the Peabody Institute USA, Barcelona Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music
Conducted and tutored many youth, student and young professional orchestras:
National Youth Orchestra of Spain , National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia, National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie Germany, New World Symphony Orchestra USA, South Bank Sinfonia UK, Youth Orchestra of Gran Canaria, Orchestra of the Reina Sophia Conservatory Madrid, Orchestra and Choir of the Fundacion Excelencia Madrid.
In his role as Director of the Historical Performance Programme at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid, he is responsible for designing, programming and staffing a new performance practice program, delivering lectures and masterclasses and conducting or directing the various orchestras and ensembles.
Collaborated with the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra for over 5 years, including conducting themed concerts and musically directing projects for school children with acting, dancing and singing. Recording a german language version of Peter and the Wolf and Paddington Bear for Sony, and working alongside legendary New York Philharmonic educator, Tom Dulack.
Promoting a new Classical and Baroque Academy initiative at the Carmel Bach Festival, California.
Instigated, in collaboration with educator Susan Mudge, a dynamic children’s concert format that has been running for 10 years:
Together we created the character of a young boy, Leonard, who along with his beloved stuffed horse, Rasmus, has many adventures over the years: Under water, into space, around the world, through the eco system and solving a “who dunnit”. Using 3 distinct orchestral groupings on stage of woodwinds, brass and strings to bring the text to life in music. All fronted and narrated by Paul Goodwin as the boy Leonard along with art work from local high school kids.