Paul Englishby - Details


A composer, conductor and pianist of note, Paul Englishby tutored Nicolas Cage on the mandolin and served as Music Director for the 10-man choral group known as "La Scala, in addition to this he wrote the vocal arrangements for the group and additional orchestrations for the score.
Born in Preston in 1970, Englishby was musically active by his teenage years, writing prolifically as well as playing piano with big bands and jazz ensembles. He studied at Goldsmiths' College, University of London, and the Royal Academy of Music where he won prizes in composition.
His first published work, The Last Clarinet, for orchestra and narrator, continues to be performed internationally. Other works include "Violin Concerto" (1992), "Blackpool Lights for Orchestra" (1993), "String Quartet" (1995), "Short Symphony" (1997) as well as many pieces for his own group, The Paul Englishby Big Band (1998-2000).
TV composing credits include Hidden Voices, Living with the Enemy, Human Jungle, and, most notably, two Arts Council/BBC commissioned music films, Pictures on the Piano (1996) and The Score (1999).
Englishby is active as a pianist and conductor, and has worked with some of Britain's leading Ensembles: Britten Sinfonia, London Musici, Tallis Chamber Choir, Fibonacci Sequence, BBC Concert Orchestra, and has appeared on an assortment of recordings and broadcasts for radio and TV. He has recently served as musical director for a number of stage productions including "Come Dancing" by Ray Davies, and "The Villains Opera" by Nick Dear and Stephen Warbeck at the Royal National Theatre.