DR PAUL ABBOTT

Head of Events and Enterprise

Paul is responsible for the events and venue technical team which looks after concerts, conferences and technical support for recitals. He also has lead responsibility of catering and bar services, reception and box office and the Musicians’ Booking Agency.

He has considerable experience in events and conference management having worked in a range of settings including University of Salford and AUA.  He has managed a wide range of events from full scale residential conferences to fashion shows, concerts to festivals in purpose built marquees. Paul brings an eye for detail and a commitment to excellence in customer service.

Paul is also an active musician holding a PhD in Composition from the University of York. He trained and worked as a singer and clarinettist and also plays guitar and piano.  With a specialist interest in live electronic performance and experimental music, Paul has appeared throughout the UK, including the International Festival for Innovation in Music Production and Composition at Leeds College of Music.  His work has been broadcast on Radio 3.  He has also remixed work for Juice Vocal Ensemble, Mikhail and You are Wolf.

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