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Paul Watkins

vc, *1970 GB
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Classical

Paul Watkins (born 1970) is a Welsh classical cellist and conductor. His brother is the composer Huw Watkins. Watkins studied cello with William Pleeth, Melissa Phelps and Johannes Goritzki. In 1988, he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in the string section. From 1990 to 1997, he was principal cellist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.Watkins plays on a cello made by Domenico Montagnana and Matteo Goffriller, c 1730.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Jeux Interdits: Spanish Romance (Arr. for Guitar and Orchestra) on Mediterráneo by Miloš Karadaglić
String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1: III. Adagio on Limoncello: Celebrating Chamber Music by Various Artists
Quintet No. 4 for Guitar and Strings in D G.448 - "Fandango": 4. Fandango on Luigi Boccherini - Great Recordings by Luigi Boccherini
Cello Concerto, Op. 85: I. Adagio on Elgar: Cello Concerto, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy & Marches Nos. 1 to 5 by Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis, BBC Philharmonic & Paul Watkins
Cello Concerto, Op. 85: III. Adagio on Elgar: Cello Concerto, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy & Marches Nos. 1 to 5 by Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis, BBC Philharmonic & Paul Watkins
Cello Concerto, Op. 40: I. Allegro moderato on Finzi: Cello Concerto, Eclogue, etc. by Gerald Finzi, Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Paul Watkins & Louis Lortie
Cello Concerto, Op. 40: II. Andante quieto on Finzi: Cello Concerto, Eclogue, etc. by Gerald Finzi, Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Paul Watkins & Louis Lortie
Cello Concerto, Op. 85: IV. Allegro on Elgar: Cello Concerto, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy & Marches Nos. 1 to 5 by Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis, BBC Philharmonic & Paul Watkins
Cello Concerto, Op. 85: II. Lento on Elgar: Cello Concerto, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy & Marches Nos. 1 to 5 by Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis, BBC Philharmonic & Paul Watkins
Cello Concerto, Op. 40: III. Rondo. Adagio on Finzi: Cello Concerto, Eclogue, etc. by Gerald Finzi, Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Paul Watkins & Louis Lortie

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Saint-Saëns & Walton Cello ConcertosAndreas Brantelid, Paul Watkins, Juanjo Mena, Tuomas Hannikainen2015Compil.
Symphony No. 2 / Cello Concerto / Improvisations On An Impromptu Of Benjamin BrittenSir William Walton, Paul Watkins2015Album
Masters Of MusicSinfonia Cymru With Paul Watkins2012Album
Elgar: Cello Concerto, Introduction & Allegro, Elegy, Pomp & Circumstance MarchesBBC Philharmonic, Andrew Davis, Paul Watkins2012Album
Orchestral Works III (Symphony No. 2, Grave, Cello Concerto, Mala Suita)Witold Lutoslawski : Paul Watkins2012Album
Cello Symphony - Symphonic Suite From 'Gloriana' - Four Sea Interludes From 'Peter Grimes'Benjamin Britten / Paul Watkins2011Album
Concertos For Violin And CelloFrederick Delius / Tasmin Little, Paul Watkins, Andrew Davis2011Album
Harp ConcertosClaire Jones, English Chamber Orchestra, Paul Watkins2010Album
Complete Cello ConcertosJulius Röntgen - Arturo Muruzabal - Paul Watkins - Radio Kamer Filharmonie, Nederlands Radio Symfonie Orkest2007Album
String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2The Lindsays With Louise Williams, Paul Watkins, Johannes Brahms2006Album
Berg & Britten Violin ConcertosAlban Berg / Benjamin Britten - Daniel Hope, Paul Watkins2004Album
Suites For Solo CelloBenjamin Britten -- Paul Watkins2003Album
Forbidden MusicGideon Klein, Hans Krása & Erwin Schulhoff - Daniel Hope, Philip Dukes, Paul Watkins2003Album
Te Deum (1872), Cello Concerto, Macbeth OvertureSir Arthur Sullivan - Paul Watkins2001Album
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