Clarinet, Composer, Conductor
Paul Dean is supported by an anonymous donor
Brisbane-born and bred clarinetist Paul Dean is regarded as one of Australia's foremost musicians. He holds positions as Head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Q and conductor of the Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 and the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra. Paul is a Principal Clarinet with the Australian World Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with major Australian Symphony Orchestras on over forty occasions. He has been guest artist with the Navarra, Doric and the Heath Quartets, the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet and others. Paul was Composer in Residence in 2019 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, with world premieres of his clarinet concerto and violin concerto. His first Symphony was commissioned and performed by the Australian World Orchestra in 2021, and 2022 premieres include a horn concerto for Andrew Bain and both the Aspen Music Festival (USA) and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and a double bass concerto for Phoebe Russell and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.