Paul Brough is Director of Music at both Keble College, Oxford and St Mary’s, Bourne Street in London’s Belgravia. Since 2004 he has been a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music. As well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra, he has guest-conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata and St James’s Baroque. With the BBC Singers (Principal Guest Conductor 2011-16) he has conducted over sixty broadcasts of choral music from all over the world spanning seven centuries. His recordings include Britten with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Richard Rodney Bennett with the BBC Singers
He studied piano, singing and percussion 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 and also lectured in the Department of Music at King’s College, London.. He has a number of successful private students currently working in the profession and serves as a mentor and consultant to a number of academic institutions. He has served as assistant to the late Sir Jeffrey Tate (Venice “Ring-cycle” 2007-9), Guest Chorus Master at English National Opera, Acting Organist of New College, Oxford, Acting Precentor of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Principal Conductor of The Hanover Band (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. His honours include permanent membership of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (2020), Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music (2007) in recognition of “a significant contribution to the music profession”, the Henry Wood Scholarship (1995) and the Boult Memorial Prize (1983). At St Mary’s he seeks to honour the memory of his predecessor David Trendell (1964 – 2014).