Paul Rhys WATKINS

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1970-01-04
Education Pontllanfraith Comp, Yehudi Menuhin Sch of Music, St Catharine's Coll Cambridge
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Style Paul Watkins, Esq
Career cellist; studied under William Pleeth, Melissa Phelps and Johannes Goritzki; former memb EC Youth Orch, princ cellist BBC Symphony Orch 1990-98, conductor Yehudi Menuhin Sch Orch 1994-98, memb Nash Ensemble 1998-2013, Emerson String Quartet 2013-; prof Royal Acad of Music, assoc conductor English Chamber Orch 2007- (music dir 2009-); princ guest conductor Ulster Orch 2009-12; exclusive recording artist with Chandos Records 2009; winner string section BBC Young Musician of the Year 1988, award winner for best performance of a cmmnd work Scheveningen Int Music Competition Holland 1991, winner Leeds Conductors' Competition 2002; memb World Orch for Peace (at invitation of Sir Georg Solti, 50 anniversary of UN); numerous television and radio appearances, incl subject of Statements (BBC series), featured soloist Elgar Cello Concerto Masterworks (BBC 2); featured artist Young Artists New Year Series (presented by Park Lane Gp) 1993; memb Bd Hattori Tst; memb Musicians Union; hon fell Welsh Coll of Music and Drama; Hon ARAM; >ir< incl: Elgar Concerto (with BBC Symphony Orch under Andrew Davis) BBC Proms 1993 and First Night of the Proms 2007, Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto (with BBC Symphony Orch under Tadaaki Otaka) BBC Proms 1997, Sullivan Concerto (BBC Symphony Orch with Sir Charles Mackerras) BBC Proms 2000, Tour of China with BBC Scottish Orch 2000, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig 2013; as soloist with: Philharmonia Orch, BBC Nat Orch of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orch, City of Birmingham Symphony Orch, London Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin; other recitals incl: Metropolitan Museum of Art NY (with Ruth Laredo 1995 and as pianist and cellist 1997), Marlboro Music Festival USA, Int Musicians' Seminar Prussia Cove, Gstaad Festival, BBC Proms 1999, Wigmore Hall 2001, debut Carnegie Hall NY 2010; as conductor with: BBC Symphony Orch, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orch, Philharmonia Orch, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch, Proms debut with Ulster Orch 2010; >ir< Britten Solo Suites, Britten, Bridge, Goehr & Watkins Recital, Britten/Berg Violin Concertos (with BBC Symphony Orch), Martinu Cello Sonatas, Elgar Cello Concerto (live recording for Deutsche Grammophon), Britten Cello Symphony, Rozsa Cello Concerto, Delius Cello Concerto, Mendelssohn cello sonatas, Elgar cello concerto with Sir Andrew Davis
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