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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There will be a workshop of works by the postgraduate composition student in Beckett Theatre, Trinity college given by the Ensemble in Residence (Artists: Paul Roe,Clarinet & Bass Clarinet, William Dowdall, Flute, Richard O’Donnell Percussion). The works will be performed at 7pm this evening in the Beckett Theatre.
Paul Roe (Clarinet) with Ellen Demenos (Soprano) and Shane O’Donovan (Percussion) will perform a new piece by Stephen Gardiner.
Performers: Paul Roe, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, Julie Maisle, Flute, John Herne, Bassoon
Programme: The chamber music of Zaninelli.
1 Day composers workshop of new music by the Ensemble in Residence.
Performers: Paul Roe, clarinet and bass clarinet, William Dowdall, flute, Richard O’Donnell percussion.
Venue, Music Deptartment, Trinity College Dublin
As part of the day long celebrations Paul Roe (Clarinet) will perform with Elizabeth Hilliard (Soprano) and Dearbhla Brosnan (Piano).The programme will include pieces by Jane O’Leary and Ailis Ni Rhian for clarinet and voice. There will be further pieces for voice and piano and solo piano.
Venue: James Joyce Centre, Nth Great Georges Street, Dublin 1
Date: 27th Febraury, 2016
Paul Roe (Clarinet & Bass Clarinet) will be joined by Kate Ellis (Cello) in the concert which is part of the Directions Series organised by the Association of Irish Composers. The concert is curated by composer Ed Bennett.
Ailis Ní Ríain – DON’T! (bass clarinet and cello)
Jonathan Nangle – our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little (bass clarinet and elec)
Laurence Crane – Cello Piece for Michael Parsons (Cello)
Jane O’Leary – a piacere (bass clarinet)
David Fennessy – The Room is the Resonator (solo cello and electronics)
Judith Ring – Whispering the Turmoil Down (bass clarinet and electronics)
John Lely – The Harmonics of Real Strings (solo cello)
Deirdre McKay – Between (bass clarinet and cello)
Sean Clancy – 3 Lines of Music on the Subject of Sitting (solo cello)
Ed Bennett – New Work for Bass Clarinet, Cello and Electronics
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…