2013-01-24 12:00:50 - Beginning on the 31st January, Paul Chamberlain will be setting out on a tour which will see him play in the UK and US.
One of the first classical accordionists to graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Paul Chamberlain is set to mesmerize the world with his up and coming tour. Beginning with a solo debut in Manchester, Chamberlain will play half of the dates in California.
Born in Scotland, Paul was encouraged in the art of music from an early age. With his Grandfather being an organist and composer, as well as an overseas examiner for Trinity College of Music in the 1920s and 30s, his Father was also a professional violinist. Paul is now the 3rd generation to have mastered his respective instrument. Over the last ten years he has vastly developed his performance technique. Working with inspirational teacher Djordje
Gajic, Chamberlain has taken numerous master-classes with experts such as Owen Murray, Peter Soave and Jean-Louis Norton.
Despite a having a complex heart condition, which at points interrupted his musical studies, Chamberlain overcame these to be awarded a first class degree in classical accordion from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. Whilst studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland he further won the acclaimed Governors Recital Prize, subsequent to a live performance broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Classics Unwrapped’ programme.
Chamberlain’s musical ingenuity has already taken him across the world having performed at international music festivals such as Baltica Harmonica in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Sata-Häme Soi Accordion festival in Ikaalinen, Finland. Further to these he has also performed in France, Italy, Greece, and Bahrain, as well as part of groups that include the Paragon Ensemble and the Scottish Tango Ensemble. This tour is certainly set to top these already significant achievements.
Paul Chamberlain will make his Bridgewater Hall debut in February 2013 with a solo recital as part of the long established Manchester Mid-Days concert series and will continue his tour in California.
Tour dates are the following:
31/01/13 – Ripon Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital (1.15pm)
01/02/13 – Bury Parish Church – Lunchtime Recital (12.30pm)
09/02/13 – Dundee Cathedral – Lunchtime Recital (1pm)
13/02/13 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – Lunchtime Recital (1.10pm)
13/02/13 - Stockport Accordion Club, Woodley Church, Manchester – Evening Concert (7.30pm)
17/02/13 - Music@Home, Middleton, Manchester – Solo Recital (3.30pm)
21/02/13 Santa Cruz Public Library, CA. – (12.10PM)
24/02/13 - St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, CA. – Solo Recital (3.30pm)
28/02/13 - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. – Evening Concert. (6.30pm) This concert will feature a live scoring to a projection of 3 Pink Panther cartoons OF Paul’s own composition in honour of the Pink Panther’s 50th Birthday.
02/03/13 - Seventh Avenue Concerts, San Francisco, CA. – Solo Recital (7.30pm)