Paul Hughes BMus (Hons) studied Composition with John Thomas and Arrangement and Musical Direction with Paul Bartholomew at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich. Developing an early interest in music, Paul started having keyboard lessons at the age of 7 and he wrote his first composition three years later. Throughout his teens Paul took a number of standard qualifications in music earlier than usual, passing GCSE music at the age of 12, AS level music at 14, and A level music at 16.
Paul writes and arranges music in a variety of genres. He wrote the 30 minute jazz piece “London Nightscape” in 2005 for 8 players plus tape, which received its first performance at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. He has written several pieces for publication, including work for two new editions of “The Light Touch” for trumpet for Stainer and Bell. He particularly enjoys writing and arranging material for Big Band – an interest which he developed as a result of working with Phil Collins’ Big Band in 1998 – and has completed several Big Band commissions including some for the Workers’ Music Association Summer School Big Band. He regularly arranges music for DM Music’s ‘Worship-Downloads.com’ – a resource for churches with few or no musicians – as well as for function bands such as ‘Who’s Got The Dog?’. He joined the Performing Rights Society (PRS) in 2005.
Paul also directs various ensembles and plays piano and keyboards at a variety of events engagements. In particular he heads up the choir and band under the auspices of Director of Music at St. Richard’s Church in Hanworth, where he has also co-ordinated and produced two community project CD recordings and a number of successful musical concerts and events.
He teaches piano, keyboard, organ, composition, music technology and music theory, both privately and at a local school.
For further information, visit his website at www.paulhughes.info