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Warwick Welcomes - Paul McGrath - New Director of Music

Originally Published 22 October 2003
Paul McGrath
Paul McGrath

The University of Warwick appoints new Director of Music

The University of Warwick has appointed a new Director of Music based at the Music Centre at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.

New Director, Paul McGrath, is a professional conductor with twelve years experience in a variety of musical settings and repertoire including opera, choral and orchestral concerts, both nationally and internationally. He was Associate Conductor for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 1995 – 1997, and Principal Guest Conductor for English Touring Opera 1996 – 2001. He holds post-graduate diplomas from the Royal Northern College of Music and National Opera Studio.

Paul’s most recent work was conducting Tosca for Longborough Festival Opera in Summer 2003.

Paul says: “I am thrilled to be joining The University of Warwick and looking forward with relish to getting involved with all the diverse types of music making on campus.”

Professor Colin Murrell, Chair of the University's Music Advisory Panel commented: "We are delighted to be welcoming Paul McGrath as our new Director Of Music. Paul brings with him a wealth of experience in both amateur and professional music making. We are confident that Paul will lead us in an exciting new era of music making at The University of Warwick"

The University of Warwick Music Centre has an excellent record of high quality music making, despite there being no academic music degree course. The Music Centre, based at the heart of campus, within Warwick Arts Centre, is home to a full Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, Chamber Orchestra, Chorus, Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir and ensembles for numerous other musical activities. Its record in competition is second to none, and the orchestras and choirs have won many international and national awards for their music making.

The appointment will commence from January 2004.