Paul Sherman

Orchestral and chamber musician with modern, period and contemporary ensembles

Member of English Chamber Orchestra, and principal guest with the UK's major orchestras

Paul was born in East Sussex and started to play the double bass at the age of twelve. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Thomas Martin and Kevin Rundell.

A member and regular principal player with the English Chamber Orchestra Paul has toured and performed with them in over 40 countries and is responsible for coordinating the orchestra’s education and outreach activities.

Paul also works extensively with a wide range of period, modern and contemporary orchestras and ensembles, and his guest principal engagements include the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, Gabrielli Ensemble and Players, Glyndebourne on Tour, Goldberg Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble, London Festival Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of St. John’s, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Norway’s Trondheim Symfoniokester.

As a soloist Paul commissioned and gave the first performance of Chiaroscuro for solo double bass strings by Paul Archbold with the London based contemporary music ensemble Opus 20 and is a member of ChamberFayre, an ensemble specialising in chamber music for unusual combinations of instruments.

Paul has been part of the Royal Academy of Music’s String faculty since 2010 having previously taught in the Junior department.

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