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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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.
Paul Roe with members of the International Clarinet Association Bass Clarinettists will showcase a 30 minute performance of Contemporary music for Bass Clarinet Choir. This will be part of the week long International Clarinet Associations Annual conference being held in Ostend, Belgium.
Artists: Paul Roe, Ellen Demos, Shane O’Donovan and Stephan Gardner
Programme: Ulysses Extended – Collaborative piece inspired by Ulysses by James Joyce, directed by Stephan Gardner.
Programme: Contemporary music including composers Grainne Mulvey, Stephen Gardner, & Enda Bates
Event: Artistic research workshop & rehearsal/ The Art of Collaboration
Venue: Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
Programme: Collaborative development of composition
This project is an exploration of the art of collaboration between musicians of different genre and academics in the fields of science, medicine and business.
A Phenomenology of Collaboration in Contemporary Composition and Performance
This thesis considers how collaboration between composer and performer affects the practice of these musicians. The established paradigm for the creation of new work in the context of contemporary classical music promotes separation between composers and performers. read more…
Sustaining Yourself as a Musician Whilst Working in Music Education
I’m 50 next year, officially middle-aged! Definitely a time for reflection on so many levels. In fact, I can hardly think of a more powerful enabler of growth and change than reflection. It has been a central component in my development as a musician and educator over these past 30 years. I guess in many ways I’m a hybrid or perhaps even a bit of a maverick. read more…