Dr. Paul Roe PhD (York) M.A. F.T.C.L
Paul Roe is a musician with particular interests in performance, research, education and participative music making. He is a performer of international repute and has given performances throughout Europe, Asia and North America. He has a PhD in Performance Practice from the University of York, a Masters Degree in Community Music from the University of Limerick and is a Fellow of Trinity College, London. He is a performer (clarinet and bass clarinet) of international repute and was Associate Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland from 1987-2000. Paul's career profile in music is broad based with ongoing commitments in performance, teaching, examining and community music. He is a member of the teaching staff at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. In 2008 Paul received a Fulbright Scholars award to study Klezmer performance at Mannes College of Music, New York. He is the Irish National Chairperson for the International Clarinet Association for whom he regularly writes music reviews.
2007 PhD University of York, England.
2000 M.A. Community Music (1st-Class)/ U. of Limerick, Ireland.
2000 Cert Facilitation Studies/Meitheal
1984 F.T.C.L. Trinity College of Music-London
1980 L.T.C.L. Trinity College of Music-London
- Highly experienced Performer, Community Musician and Educationalist
- Contemporary Music Specialist
- Lecturer, Teacher, Mentor and Tutor
- Published author (articles, reviews and reports)
- Project Development, Facilitation and Evaluation
2000 to date Staff Member (Clarinet)-Royal Irish Academy of Music
2000-2012 Music Lecturer Dundalk Institute of Technology
2000 - 2001 Development Officer- for Drake Music Project Ireland
1995 to date Tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland
1992 - 2003 Member of St. Cecilia Orchestra
1989 to date Member of Concorde contemporary music ensemble
1987 - 2000 Member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
1977 - 1983 Member of the Number One Army Band
1987-2000 National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland(Associate-Principal Clarinet)
1993-2003 St. Cecilia Orchestra (Principal Clarinet)
Extensive experience as an orchestral player having held leading chairs in both symphony and chamber ensembles. In the years 1987-2000 performances with the above named orchestras numbered over 100 per year. This included opera, ballet, concert tours and subscription series concerts throughout Ireland, Europe and Asia, including performances with some of the world's greatest soloists and conductors including Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo. Apart from the orchestral positions held many other engagements have been undertaken with most of Ireland's professional orchestras including the RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.
1987 to Date
Many performances in a variety of chamber music ensembles since 1987 including performances at music and arts festivals throughout Ireland, Europe, U.S.A. and the Far East. Extensive repertoire from early classical to twenty-first century.
Member of various chamber music groups including:
Bridegwood Ensemble (Piano, Violin, Clarinet and Cello)
Strands Trio (Piano, Clarinet and Cello)
Sound-Weave (Clarinet and Actor/Narrator)
1989 to Date Member of Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble
Regular performances with Concorde of "New-Music" both nationally and Internationally at contemporary music festivals. Many national and world-premieres of contemporary compositions and in particular compositions by Irish composers. Concorde regularly commission new work from Irish composers and frequently works with international guest soloists. In recent years Concorde has performed at international festivals in USA, Italy, Germany, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Latvia and The Netherlands. An annual concert series promoted by Concorde at the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin has been running for over 25 years. Other contemporary performances include guest appearance with many of Ireland's leading ensembles in Contemporary Music including the Crash Ensemble, Vox 21 and Nua Nos. I have an ongoing commitment to the development of Contemporary music in Ireland through commissions, performances, workshops and presentations. Regular creative collaborations with composers and performers in the development of new work and repertoire.
RECORDINGS [Select Sample]
2010 Reflections [Concorde] www.navonarecords.com
2010 Between-Solo and Duos www.diatribe.ie
[Solos and Duos Clarinet/Bass Clarinet + Vln/Acc/Cello/Clt]
2008 Schubert Festival-Music for Galway www.musicforgalway.ie
2007 In the Stillness of Time-The Music of Jane O'Leary [Concorde] www.capstonerecords.org
Giraffe Running [Improvisation Group] Red-F Records www.redfrecords.net
2006 Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol. 5 [Concorde]2002 James Wilson Songs and Chamber Music [Concorde]2000 Containers [Works for Solo Clarinet] Galway Arts Festival
AWARDS AND BURSARIES [Recent Sample]
2011 Arts Council of Ireland-Commissions Scheme
2010 Music Network-Performance and Touring Award [Solo Series 2011]
2010 Arts Council of Ireland-Bursary Award
2009 Arts Council of Ireland-Travel and Training Award
2008 Arts Council of Ireland-Commissions Scheme
2008 Music Network/Arts Council of Ireland - Music Capital Scheme
2008 Arts Council of Ireland - Travel and Mobility Award
2008 Fulbright Commission Post Doctoral Scholars Award for study entitled...
The Practice-Based Study of Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy in Klezmer Music at Mannes College in New York.
INTERNATIONAL TEACHING [Recent Select Sample]
2012 Gdansk Clarinet Master class at the Conservatory of Music
2012 Malaga, Spain: Erasmus programme Clarinet Master classes at the Conservatory of Music, Malaga
2011 Cosenza, Italy: Erasmus Programme Clarinet Master class at the Conservatory of Music
GUEST LECTURES/PAPERS [Select Sample]
Ongoing: The International Clarinet Association Journal - Reviews
2010 York, England -Conference Paper
"It's good to talk - Collaboration as creative process"
2009 Aveiro, Portugal - Conference Paper
"The creative performer/the listening composer - Searching together"
2006 Dundalk Institute of Technology - Colloquium Presentation
2005 Vilnius, Lithuania - Conference Paper
Collaboration in Contemporary Composition and Performance
2005 Mantova, Italy - Conference Paper
Pedagogical Approaches to Music Education in Informal Settings
2005 York University - Seminar Presentation
"The Gloom Tube" - Composing for the Bass Clarinet
2004 Ravenna - Italy
Community Music in Ireland
ecoration: underline;">2004 Dublin-Ireland - Conference Paper
The Arts and Health (for Arts Council of Ireland)
MUSIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY MUSIC
1980 to Date
Extensive teaching experience at all levels from novice to professional; initially primarily in the area of instrumental and ensemble coaching, more recently (since 2000) undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with the additional focus of facilitating music in community settings.
Workshop leading in a wide variety of education and health settings, including creative music workshops in many primary and post-primary schools throughout Ireland and also in various health settings for people with physical and mental disabilities.
Extensive examining experience from primary to postgraduate level.