Paul Hindmarsh

Academic Tutor (Brass Studies)


Email: [email protected]

Academic Tutor (Brass Studies)

Consultant in Brass Band Studies

Paul was introduced to music through the brass bands of the Salvation Army. His varied professional career has embraced vocal performance, choral and brass conducting, radio and CD production, music journalism, editing, arranging and academic research. A graduate of Birmingham University, hel undertook academic research (the music of Frank Bridge) in tandem with the development of a singing career, specialising in the baroque and contemporary repertoire for tenor.

Between 1985 and 2006, Paul was a Producer for BBC Radio 3, working on a range of programmes with an emphasis on chamber, choral and brass band music. He established the BBC (now RNCM) Festival of Brass in 1990 and received several Sony Award nominations and one bronze prize.

Paul was the Musical Director of the Besses o’ th’ Barn brass band in the 1990s and continues to work with bands on a freelance basis. He is Artistic Director of the RNCM Festival of Brass, Director of Concerts for the Manchester Midday Concerts Society (Bridgewater Hall) and Series Editor (Brass and Wind Bands) for Faber Music Ltd. In 2005 he was awarded the Iles Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians for his services to the brass band movement.