Paul Englishby

Paul Englishby is a Film and Theatre Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor and Pianist. He is versatile across many genres, from big orchestral works to 1930s jazz-influenced scores. Englishby has composed the music for 4 feature films and 7 theatre productions in the past 2 years. Englishby was born in Preston, Lancs in 1970. He was musically active by his teenage years, performing as a pianist in big bands and jazz ensembles as well as writing and composing his own works. He studied at Goldsmiths' College and at the Royal Academy of Music, where he received the Charles Lucas prize for composition and the Arthur Hervey Scholarship, as well as receiving a BBC Sound on Film Commission. "The Last Clarinet" for orchestra and narrator was Englishby's first published work, and continues to be performed internationally. His other works include "Short Symphony" (1997), "String Quartet" (1995) and "Blackpool Lights for Orchestra" (1993). Aside from these Englishby composed pieces for his own group, The Paul Englishby Big Band, which recently performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in January 2010.


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