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Dr Paul Max Edlin

Council member

Dr Paul Max Edlin has a career that combines composing, performing, lecturing and artistic direction.

His compositions have been performed both nationally and abroad by many leading artists, ensembles and orchestras including London Sinfonietta, Arditti Quartet, Dame Sarah Connolly, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nicholas Daniel, John Wallace, Psappha, Britten and Southbank Sinfonias. His works have been broadcast on BBC 2, BBC Radio 3, as well as on radio & television abroad. He has a particular interest in opera, and his first opera, The Fisherman, was premiered to wide critical acclaim in a production for the London International Opera Festival. His most recent opera, Frida, was premiered at 2019 Oxford Festival of the Arts with Katie Bray as Frida. He was Composer-in-Residence for London Chamber Orchestra 2016/2017.

He is currently Director of Music at Queen Mary University of London and Artistic Director of Deal Music & Arts.

Former roles include Professor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Artistic Director of Sounds New and Director of International Composer Pyramid.

He was President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (2011 to 2012). He is the Chair of Ora Singers, and is a Trustee of Cantoris Trust (supporting young choristers at Canterbury Cathedral).

Paul Max Edlin studied at the Royal College of Music and University of Sussex.