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
Paul Roe, clarinets and Seho Lee, piano will perform in the Sunday@Noon series in the Hugh Lane Gallery. This is part of The Art of Collaboration project involving musicians from different genres with thought leaders from the diverse areas of science, medicine and education.
Paul Roe will perform with Sylvia O’Brien and Wlliam Dowdall in a concert in Seanad Eireann. This is a collaboration between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the National museum of Ireland.
Paul Roe will present a paper on The Art of Collaboration at an international conference in Oslo, Norway.
Tulca, one of the groups in the Art of Collaboration project, will perform in Hugh Lane Gallery as part of the Concerts @ Noon series.
Performers are Paul Roe, clarinets, Ultan O’Brien, fiddle, Shayan Coohey and Sahab Coohey, Persian instruments. The group will perform music which combines elements of classical music with traditional music of Ireland and Iran.
Kevin Barry Recital Room
Children under 17: €5
25% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall
15% discount for Groups of 10 or more
Garth Knox viola
Join Concorde, the first (and longest-lasting) contemporary music ensemble to be established in Ireland, for a lunchtime rendition of new music. Adventurous, inventive and always surprising, the performance will feature new works from five composers.
All Aboard Concorde offers a chance for listeners of all ages to experience and engage with new music up close in an intimate setting as a family. Explore new music together – and maybe even get to draw the music as it happens!
Presented by New Music Dublin with the support of NCH, RTÉ and The Arts Council
Concorde will perform at the New Music Festival in Denmark in September 2018.
Performers: Paul Roe, Clarinets. Elaine Clark, Violin. Martin Johnson, Cello. Jane O’Leary Director.
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.
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…