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Paul Goodwin

  • Conductor

Biography

Paul Goodwin has a wide symphonic repertoire, conducting orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. In the US he has conducted the Minnesota Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra Washington and in Europe, the Belgium and Spanish National Orchestras, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Helsinki and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics and the Bayerischer, Hessischer, NDR (Hannover), and MDR (Leipzig) Rundfunkorchesters. In 2009/2010 he conducts a wide variety of repertoire with orchestras including Noord Netherlands Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Aachen Symphony, Brabants Orchestra, Essen Philharmonie and the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla.

He continues his close relationships with the Baselkammerorchester and the Academy of Ancient Music. In opera, Paul’s refreshing approach is in great demand. His recent successes have included Iphigenie en Tauride at the Komische Oper Berlin, Rape of Lucretia at the Teatro Real Madrid and Orlando at Opera Australia. Past highlights include Mozart’s Figaro and Il Re Pastore at Opera North, Idomeneo in Graz, The Magic Flute at the Teatro Aalto in Essen, Monteverdi’s Incoronatione di Poppea in Athens, Handel’s Orlando at the Flanders Opera and Haydn’s Orfeo in Madrid. Paul’s dedication to educational projects has led him to work with the National Youth Orchestras of both Spain and the Netherlands, the Britten-Pears Orchestra, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague and with the orchestras of the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College, London. Paul is a regular visiting conductor for the Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels. Paul Goodwin was awarded the Handel Honorary Prize of the City of Halle (Saale) in 2007 in recognition of his extraordinary services to performances of works by George Frederic Handel.