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Paul Bateman – Piano

Paul Bateman studied piano, organ, singing and ’cello at the Guildhall School of Music in London and began his musical life as an accompanist, chamber musician and opera repetiteur. He is pianist for the Kammerspiel Piano Trio.

He has conducted recordings with Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, London Symphony, Munich Symphony, Vienna Symphony and City of Prague Philharmonic orchestras and has given concerts with the BBC Concert, Malmo Symphony, Seville Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Dallas Symphony, Russian National, Tokyo Philharmonic and Ulster orchestras.

Paul conducted Lesley Garrett’s albums A Soprano in Hollywood and A North Country Lass both of which include many of his arrangements. In 2013 he wrote arrangements for the new albums of tenors José Carreras’, Joseph Calleja and Piotr Beczala and for violinist Daniel Hope, from whom he also received a commission to write a Suite for Violin and Orchestra based on the songs of Kurt Weill.

Paul recently conducted in Japan for José Carreras and in Bahrain for the Royal Philharmonic. He returns to Malta in July to conduct for Joseph Calleja and Bryn Terfel.