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MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Paul Jackson

PAUL JACKSON

 

Paul is a conductor, pianist and musicologist and joined Haslingfield Choir as musical director in 2017. He is Director of Music and Performance at Anglia Ruskin University, where he directs the Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus, the contemporary music group Anglia Sinfonia, and Anglia Opera. He studied music at the University of East Anglia, specialising in performance under John York, and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and City University with Alan Hazeldine. He has been active as an exponent of contemporary music for many years, both as pianist and conductor, and has commissioned and performed many works by leading composers. As a pianist, he has played with saxophonist Damian Royannais, marimba player Daniela Geneva, and The Mifune Tsuji Trio. Paul is a leading expert on the Australian composer Percy Grainger, and has published research in ‘The New Percy Grainger Companion’ and ‘Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal’. He is currently preparing an edition of the composer’s ‘Round Letters’ for publication in 2019.