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Paul Saunders

Musician
Since leaving The Royal College of Music Paul has enjoyed a varied career combining performance and teaching and is now an established West End musician.

For the last few years Paul has been performing on the West End production of “Wicked” playing on Bflat, Eflat, Bass Clarinet and Soprano Saxophone.

By adding flute to his portfolio Paul is one of the most versatile players on the London scene. Previous West End Shows he has performed on include “Billy Elliot”, “Guys and Dolls”, Les Miserables”, “The Producers”, “Mary Poppins”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, “The Full Monty”, “My Fair Lady”, “Ghost”, “Top Hat” and many more…
“I have had the pleasure of working with Paul on many occasions, in West End productions and in my own concerts all over the UK. Paul is a truly gifted musician, his passion for music and his professionalism make him a joy to work with” Louise Dearman www.louisedearman.com
Previous solo work includes Solo Clarinet in Bernstein’s Prelude Fugue and Riffs (Capital Radio Jazz Festival), Mozart Clarinet Concert (City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra) and Weber’s First Concerto, (Dartford Symphony Orchestra).

TV and studio work include LWT Parkinson, BBC Open University and BBC Can’t Sing Singers, but the majority of his work is theatre based. He has held many chairs on UK tours including “Sunset Boulevard”, “Kiss me Kate”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Half a Sixpence” and “Ain’t Misbehavin”.

Work outside of the musical theatre genre includes Scottish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, CHROMA and the occasional late night cabaret at Madame Jo Jo’s.

Paul has also been invited as a guest lecturer for Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, Trinity Laban and Chethams School of Music and has recently enjoyed success as a composer. Several compositions have been published by Spartan Press and Trinity Exam Board – Music Tracks.

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