Paul Watkins
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1970
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Paul Watkins Biography (Wikipedia)

Paul Watkins (born 1970) is a Welsh classical cellist and conductor. His brother is the composer Huw Watkins. Watkins studied cello with William Pleeth, Melissa Phelps and Johannes Goritzki. In 1988, he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in the string section. From 1990 to 1997, he was principal cellist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Watkins joined the Emerson String Quartet in the 2013-14 season, replacing the departing cellist David Finckel. He was previously a cellist with the Nash Ensemble, with whom he has made several commercial recordings. He was the musician-in-residence at the 2005 Fishguard Festival.

Watkins has appeared in five concerto appearances at The BBC Proms, including the 2007 First Night. In March 2006 he premiered a new concerto by Richard Rodney Bennett with the Philharmonia at South Bank Centre, recording it two months later. His commercial recordings include the first recording of the cello concerto of Cyril Scott.

Watkins developed an additional interest in conducting, and won first prize and audience prize at the 2002 Leeds Conductors' Competition. His first conducting appearance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra was in February 2006. As a conductor, he has recorded for the Warner Classics label. He became Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) in the 2007-2008 season. In June 2009, the ECO named Paul Watkins its music director, effective with the 2009-2010 season, for an initial contract of 3 years. Watkins became principal guest conductor of the Ulster Orchestra from 2009-2012.

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Paul Watkins Performances

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Huw Watkins
Cello Concerto (Proms 2016)
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Cello Concerto (Proms 2016)
Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor Op.25
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor Op.25
Bohuslav Martinu
Variations on a Slovak Folksong
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Variations on a Slovak Folksong
Paul Watkins
Miniatures Nos. 7 and 8
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Miniatures Nos. 7 and 8
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Keyboard No. 2 in D major - 2nd movement
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Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Keyboard No. 2 in D major - 2nd movement
Felix Mendelssohn
Lied ohne Worte, Op.109
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Lied ohne Worte, Op.109

Lied ohne Worte, Op.109

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Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra - 3rd mvt
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Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra - 3rd mvt
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Sleep on for cello and piano: 3rd movement; Lullaby
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Sleep on for cello and piano: 3rd movement; Lullaby
Frederick Delius
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra
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Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Quartet no. 2 In A minor - Prelude: Allegro appassionato
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Quartet no. 2 In A minor - Prelude: Allegro appassionato
Johannes Brahms
Trio in A minor Op.114 for clarinet or viola, cello and piano: 3rd mvt..
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Trio in A minor Op.114 for clarinet or viola, cello and piano: 3rd mvt..
Joseph Haydn
Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, H.7b.1
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Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, H.7b.1
Felix Mendelssohn
Song Without Words Op.109 in D major, Dediee a Mlle Lise Cristiani (Andante)
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Song Without Words Op.109 in D major, Dediee a Mlle Lise Cristiani (Andante)
William Walton
Cello concerto
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Cello concerto
Paul Watkins
Cello Concerto
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Cello Concerto
Paul Watkins
Concerto in E minor Op.85 for Cello and Orchestra
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Concerto in E minor Op.85 for Cello and Orchestra
Claire Jones
Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra: 3rd movement; Allegro giocoso
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Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra: 3rd movement; Allegro giocoso
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Upcoming BBC Events

Belshazzar's Feast St David's Hall 2016-17
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2016-12-01T12:52:41
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Dec
2016
Belshazzar's Feast St David's Hall 2016-17

Belshazzar's Feast St David's Hall 2016-17

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff

Past BBC Events

Prom 37 Proms 2016
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-12T12:52:41
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12
Aug
2016
Prom 37 Proms 2016

Prom 37 Proms 2016

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra Proms 2013
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Cadogan Hall
2013-08-24T12:52:41
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24
Aug
2013
Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra Proms 2013

Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra Proms 2013

15:00
Cadogan Hall
Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès Proms 2013
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-07-17T12:52:41
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Jul
2013
Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès Proms 2013

Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès Proms 2013

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 68 - Henry Wood Day Proms 2010
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Royal Albert Hall
2010-09-05T12:52:41
5
Sep
2010

Prom 68 - Henry Wood Day Proms 2010

20:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms Saturday Matinee 04 Proms 2010
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Cadogan Hall
2010-08-28T12:52:41
28
Aug
2010

Proms Saturday Matinee 04 Proms 2010

15:00
Cadogan Hall

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