Paul Watkins
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1970
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Paul Watkins

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. He has also served as guest conductor of the CityMusic Cleveland chamber orchestra.

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Paul Watkins Performances & Interviews


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Edward Elgar
Variations on an original theme 'Enigma' for orchestra (Op.36)
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Variations on an original theme 'Enigma' for orchestra (Op.36)
Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)
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Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)
Felix Mendelssohn
Song without Words, Op 109
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Song without Words, Op 109
Witold Lutoslawski
Cello Concerto
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Cello Concerto
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto
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Cello Concerto
Benjamin Britten
Cello Sonata in C major, Op 65
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Cello Sonata in C major, Op 65
Johannes Brahms
Trio for clarinet or viola, cello and piano in A minor, Op 114 (3rd mvt)
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Trio for clarinet or viola, cello and piano in A minor, Op 114 (3rd mvt)
Gerald Finzi
Cello Concerto, Op 40
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Cello Concerto, Op 40
Felix Mendelssohn
Variations Concertantes, Op 17
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Variations Concertantes, Op 17
Nadia Boulanger
3 pieces for cello and piano
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3 pieces for cello and piano
Claude Debussy
Cello sonata in D minor (1st mvt, Prologue)
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Cello sonata in D minor (1st mvt, Prologue)
Aaron Copland
Billy the Kid: Celebration
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Billy the Kid: Celebration
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Lullaby (Sleep On for cello and piano)
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Lullaby (Sleep On for cello and piano)
Gioachino Rossini
Overture (William Tell)
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Overture (William Tell)
Rosey Chan
Adagio for Planet Earth
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Adagio for Planet Earth
John Ireland
Final movement ' The Holy Boy' from Cello Sonata in G minor
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Final movement ' The Holy Boy' from Cello Sonata in G minor
Huw Watkins
Cello Concerto
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Cello Concerto
Joseph Haydn
Sinfonia concertante in B flat major H.1.105
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Sinfonia concertante in B flat major H.1.105
Rachel Portman
Never Let Me Go (2010) - We All Complete
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Never Let Me Go (2010) - We All Complete

Never Let Me Go (2010) - We All Complete

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Marcia Crayford
Helen Crayford
Orchestra
Studio Orchestra
Conductor
Frederick Delius
Double Concerto
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Double Concerto
Edward Elgar
In the South (Alassio) (feat. Tasmin Little, Paul Watkins & Neal Davies) (St David's Hall 2016-17)
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In the South (Alassio) (feat. Tasmin Little, Paul Watkins & Neal Davies) (St David's Hall 2016-17)
Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8
Johannes Brahms
Trio in A minor for viola, cello and piano, Op. 114
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Trio in A minor for viola, cello and piano, Op. 114
William Walton
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
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Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Huw Watkins
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (Proms 2016)
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Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (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
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
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)
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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Finzi & Shostakovich
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Barbican, London
2018-02-02T01:32:59
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Feb
2018
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Finzi & Shostakovich

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Finzi & Shostakovich

Barbican, London
BBC NOW On the Road 2016-17: Vale of Glamorgan Festival
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2017-05-26T01:32:59
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May
2017
BBC NOW On the Road 2016-17: Vale of Glamorgan Festival

BBC NOW On the Road 2016-17: Vale of Glamorgan Festival

19:30
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
St David's Hall 2016-17: Belshazzar's Feast
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2016-12-01T01:32:59
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Dec
2016
St David's Hall 2016-17: Belshazzar's Feast

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

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2016: Prom 37
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-12T01:32:59
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Aug
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 37

Proms 2016: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall
BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Semyon Bychkov conducts Brahms, Glanert and Haydn
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Barbican, London
2016-01-12T01:32:59
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12
Jan
2016
BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Semyon Bychkov conducts Brahms, Glanert and Haydn

BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Semyon Bychkov conducts Brahms, Glanert and Haydn

19:30
Barbican, London

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