Paul Archibald for selfless service in education classical musicians leaders of tommorow musical scene *Wind, Brass and Percussion
As a professional musician in the UK, Paul has enjoyed long-established relationships with Britten Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and Orchestra of StJohn’s and Brandenburg Sinfonia.
He has recently developed a range of specialist courses for young musicians as part of his work with English Music Academy and English Brass Academy. Paul is Music Director Emeritus of Regent Brass and in 2019 launched a new charity – Harmony: Action Through the Arts – bringing benefit to young people who are socially and economically disadvantaged through activities in a range of musical projects.
Paul has been a principal player in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, CoventGarden, London Sinfonietta and BBC National Orchestra of Wales and was a member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and English Brass Ensemble. He has recorded with many popular artists including Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney and Oasis and film work includes Batman, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and Shrek.
Paul has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and was Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2003 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London, limited to 300 former Academy students.