Dr Paul Roe

PhD (York) MA FTCL 

Paul Roe is one of Ireland’s most creative and versatile musicians, his career in music is broad based with ongoing commitments in performance, teaching and coaching. Paul is a member of the teaching staff at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and also the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He is a performer of international repute and has extensive experience as a soloist and chamber musician performing regularly throughout Ireland, Europe, Asia and North America. Paul is a member of several chamber music groups with whom he plays a wide range of music from classical to contemporary repertoire. He has been a member of Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble since 1989 and is a keen advocate for the composition and performance of contemporary music. He also has commissioned many Irish composers to write new works for both clarinet and bass clarinet.

Paul has a PhD in Performance Practice from the University of York, a Masters Degree in Community Music from the University of Limerick and is a Fellow of Trinity College, London. He was Associate Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland from 1987-2000. In 2008 Paul received a Fulbright Scholars award to study Klezmer performance at Mannes College of Music, New York. He is the Irish National Chairperson for the International Clarinet Association for whom he regularly writes music reviews. In 2012 Paul released his latest CD ‘Dreams and Prayers’ with Con Tempo String quartet on the Quartz label.