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. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied Klezmer performance at Mannes College of Music, New York, where he worked with internationally acclaimed clarinettist David Krakauer.

Paul is a teacher, examiner and community musician. He has developed a number of performance and educational projects with support from the Arts Council of Ireland. He currently teaches at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has a collaborative arts practice and works regularly with Dublin City Council, Music Network and the National Youth Orchestra.

Paul represents Ireland as Chairperson for the International Clarinet Association. His interest in creative development and mentoring has led him to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Executive and Personal Coaching and further specialist coach training in the UK and the USA. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Paul has performed with many distinguished musicians and ensembles including Con Tempo String Quartet, Vanbrugh Quartet, Crash Ensemble, George Lewis, Harry Sparnaay, Garth Knox, Lenneke Ruiten and Finghin Collins. He is a member of several chamber music groups, performing classical to contemporary repertoires internationally in Tokyo, Seoul, Chicago, Paris, Rotterdam, Bratislava, Barcelona, Ljubljana and Riga, among many other cities.


Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Paul Roe PhD (York) M.A. F.T.C.L

2010 Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching, Kingston College, Dublin.
2008 PhD University of York, England.
2000 M.A. Community Music (1st-Class)/ U. of Limerick, Ireland.
2000 Cert Facilitation Studies/Meitheal
1984 F.T.C.L. Trinity College of Music-London.
1980 L.T.C.L. Trinity College of Music-London.

Highly experienced Performer, Consultant, Educator & Coach
Contemporary Music Specialist
Lecturer, Teacher, Mentor and Tutor
Published author (articles, reviews and reports)
Project Development, Facilitation and Evaluation
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2000 – present   Music Lecturer (Clarinet) at Dublin I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama and Lecturer (Clarinet), Royal Irish Academy of Music
2000 – 2012      Music Lecturer Dundalk Institute of Technology
2000 – 2001    Development Officer- for Drake Music Project Ireland
1995 – present   Tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland
1992 – 2003    Member of St. Cecilia Orchestra
1989 – present   Member of Concorde contemporary music ensemble
1987 – 2000    Member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
1977 – 1983    Member of the Number One Army Band


Chamber Music

1987 to Date
Many performances in a variety of chamber music ensembles since 1987 including performances at music and arts festivals throughout Ireland, Europe, U.S.A. and the Far East. Extensive repertoire from early classical to twenty-first century.

Member of various chamber music groups including:
Bridgewood Ensemble (Piano, Violin, Clarinet and Cello)
Strands Trio (Piano, Clarinet and Cello)
Sound-Weave (Clarinet and Actor/Narrator)
Temenos (Clarinet and Recorder)

Contemporary Music

1989 – present Member of Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble
Regular performances with Concorde of “New-Music” both nationally and Internationally at contemporary music festivals. Many national and world-premieres of contemporary compositions and in particular compositions by Irish composers. Concorde regularly commission new work from Irish composers and frequently works with international guest soloists. In recent years Concorde has performed at international festivals in USA, Italy, Germany, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Latvia and The Netherlands. An annual concert series promoted by Concorde at the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin has been running for over 25 years. Other contemporary performances include guest appearance with many of Ireland’s leading ensembles in Contemporary Music including the Crash Ensemble, Vox 21 and Nua Nos. Paul has an ongoing commitment to the development of Contemporary music in Ireland through commissions, performances, workshops and presentations. Regular creative collaborations with composers and performers in the development of new work and repertoire.

1987-2000 National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland(Associate-Principal Clarinet)

1993-2003 St. Cecilia Orchestra (Principal Clarinet)
Extensive experience as an orchestral player having held leading chairs in both symphony and chamber ensembles. In the years 1987-2000 performances with the above named orchestras numbered over 100 per year. This included opera, ballet, concert tours and subscription series concerts throughout Ireland, Europe and Asia, including performances with some of the world’s greatest soloists and conductors including Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo. Apart from the orchestral positions held many other engagements have been undertaken with most of Ireland’s professional orchestras including the RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.


2012 dreams & prayers [with ConTempo String Quartet] www.quartzmusic.com

2010 Reflections [Concorde] www.navonarecords.com

2010 Between-Solo and Duos www.diatribe.ie
[Solos and Duos Clarinet/Bass Clarinet + Vln/Acc/Cello/Clt]2008 Schubert Festival-Music for Galway www.musicforgalway.ie

2007 In the Stillness of Time-The Music of Jane O’Leary [Concorde] www.capstonerecords.org
Giraffe Running [Improvisation Group] Red-F Records www.redfrecords.net

2006 Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol. 5 [Concorde]2002 James Wilson Songs and Chamber Music [Concorde]2000 Containers[Works for Solo Clarinet] Galway Arts Festival


2016 Arts Council of Ireland-Commissions Scheme
2015 Arts Council of Ireland-Travel and Training Award
2013 Arts Council of Ireland-Commissions Scheme
2010 Music Network-Performance and Touring Award [Solo Series 2011]
2010 Arts Council of Ireland-Bursary Award
2008 Music Network/Arts Council of Ireland – Music Capital Scheme
2008 Arts Council of Ireland – Travel and Mobility Award
2008 Fulbright Commission Post Doctoral Scholars Award for study entitled…
The Practice-Based Study of Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy in Klezmer Music at Mannes College in New York.


2016 Nagoya, Japan: Master Class at the Nagoya College of Music
2015 North Carolina, USA: Clarinet Master class at Appalachian State
2015 North Carolina, USA: Clarinet Master class at West Carolina University
2012 Malaga, Spain: Erasmus programme Clarinet Master classes at the Conservatory of Music, Malaga
2011 Cosenza, Italy: Erasmus Programme Clarinet Master class at the Conservatory of Music,Cosenza


Ongoing: The International Clarinet Association Journal – Reviews
2016 Nagoya, Japan: Lecture at the Nagoya College of Music A 21st Century Approach to Learning, Growth & Chnage
2015 North Carolina, USA: Lecture at Appalachian State-An Introduction to Life Coaching for Musicians
2015 North Carolina, USA: Lecture at West Carolina University-The Evolution of a Musician: Human Learning, Development and Change
2010 York, England -Conference Paper “It’s good to talk – Collaboration as creative process”
2009 Aveiro, Portugal – Conference Paper “The creative performer/the listening composer – Searching together”
2006 Dundalk Institute of Technology – Colloquium Presentation “A Piacere”
2005 Vilnius, Lithuania – Conference Paper Collaboration in Contemporary Composition and Performance
2005 Mantova, Italy – Conference Paper Pedagogical Approaches to Music Education in Informal Settings
2005 York University – Seminar Presentation “The Gloom Tube” – Composing for the Bass Clarinet
2004 Ravenna – Italy Community Music in Ireland
2004 Dublin-Ireland – Conference Paper The Arts and Health (for Arts Council of Ireland)


1980 to Date
Extensive teaching experience at all levels from novice to professional; initially primarily in the area of instrumental and ensemble coaching, more recently (since 2000) undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with the additional focus of facilitating music in community settings.
Workshop leading in a wide variety of education and health settings, including creative music workshops in many primary and post-primary schools throughout Ireland and also in various health settings for people with physical and mental disabilities.
Extensive examining experience from primary to postgraduate level.

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