Paul Brough is a choral and orchestral conductor, teacher and musical consultant
He studied at the Royal College of Music and held organ scholarships at St Michael's College, Tenbury and Magdalen College, Oxford. He subsequently studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.
As well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra, he has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata and St James's Baroque. His ongoing friendship with the BBC Singers began in 2007, and he served as their Principal Guest Conductor from 2011 to 2016. His recordings include Britten with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Richard Rodney Bennett with the BBC Singers.
He taught conducting and academic studies at the Royal Academy of Music from 2004 to 2016, and lectured in the Department of Music at King's College, London for sixteen years. He now enjoys a thriving private teaching and musical consultancy practice. He assisted Jeffrey Tate with the Venice 'Ring' (2007-9) and conducted period orchestra The Hanover Band for seven seasons (Principal Conductor 2007-10). In his parallel activities as a church musician he has developed the musical traditions at All Saints' Margaret Street, Sheffield Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey. He now directs the music at St Mary's Bourne Street in succession and tribute to the late David Trendell. He was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2007 in recognition of 'a significant contribution to the music profession'.