Paul Roe is a musician with particular interests in performance, education and coaching. 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. He has been a member of Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble since 1989 and has given solo, ensemble and orchestral performances throughout Europe, Asia and America.
Paul has a PhD in Performance Practice from the University of York, a Masters Degree in Community Music from the University of Limerick and he is a Fellow of Trinity College, London. He also has an Advanced Diploma in Executive and Personal Coaching and has undertaken further specialist coach training in the UK and the USA.
CD: Dreams & Prayers
“Golijov’s ‘The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind’ is ‘programmatic’ on a number of levels. If this suggests a rather dry quasi-philological exercise, then Golijov’s music is anything but boring, shifting unpredictably from meditative stasis to dynamic dance-like moments… Paul Roe and the Contempo Quartet are impressive throughout.”
_ Gramophone review 2013
“This recording is a collection of solos and duos mostly featuring composers with whom Roe has worked closely…collaboration is a central tenet of Roe’s philosophy of the creative musical experience…[his] playing is sincere and secure, and his improvisations show…his deep understanding of their compositions.”
_ The Clarinet [Journal of the International Clarinet Association] 2011
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The duo Temenos (Paul Roe, Clarinets and Laoise O’Brien, Recorders) will perform as part of the Concerts at Noon series in the Hugh Lane Gallery. The
Workshop with Concorde http://www.concorde.ie/ & Garth Knox Composer/Viola http://www.garthknox.org/ at DIT http://www.dit.ie/conservatory/ 7-9pm
Performance by Concorde http://www.concorde.ie/ at HLG http://www.hughlane.ie/sunday-concerts at Noon featuring including music by Elliot Carter, Deirdre McKay, Alejoandro Castanos
Workshop with Concorde http://www.concorde.ie/ Garth Knox Composer/Viola http://www.garthknox.org/ and David Fennessy https://www.cmc.ie/composers/david-fennessy at DIT http://www.dit.ie/conservatory/ 7-9pm
Performance by Concorde
Event summary here.
As part of a day long celebration of Irish female composers Paul Roe will perform with Elizabeth Hilliard and Dearbhla Brosnan.
It is, of course, a reflection of ourselves. And as a result how we feel about ourselves and the world we inhabit will influence our sound.
There is a tendency to conceive of sound within a narrow prism of conceptual ideology that may or may not transfer into the sound we actually produce. For example, we may decide we like a ‘dark, focussed’, sound as it seems the right route to travel in terms of what is acceptable nowadays.
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Creative Performer, Listening Composer — Who are we?
I started playing the clarinet at age seven in a local band and unlike most of the other students developed this nascent interest into professional life. Throughout my playing career I have nurtured and maintained a fascination for artistic creativity. However during this time I have often felt like a small cog in a big wheel where professional requirements and the prevailing performance aesthetic encouraged an attitude of functionality. read more…