Artistic Director


Paul Max Edlin

Paul Max Edlin’s career combines composing, conducting, trumpet playing, lecturing and artistic direction. His compositions have been performed both nationally and abroad by many leading artists, ensembles and orchestras such as Dame Sarah Connolly, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nicholas Daniel, John Wallace, Rolf Hind, London Sinfonietta, Psappha, Cantus Ansambl and Britten and Southbank Sinfonias. His works have received broadcasts on BBC 2, BBC Radio 3, as well as on Radio and Television abroad.


In 2011 Paul was elected President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. In 2013 he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Mary University of London. He was 2016/2017 Composer in Residence for London Chamber Orchestra.  In 2014 he succeeded cellist and singer Matthew Sharp who was Artistic Director of the then Deal Festival from 2011 to 2013.


A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, he serves on the boards of several music and music education organisations and charities, including Cantoris Charitable Trust, which supports Canterbury Cathedral choristers. He is chair of the board of ORA, one of the UK’s most prestigious choirs and a leading force in the commissioning of new repertoire. He is a member of several other arts boards.  Paul Max Edlin has two musical and artistic sons.



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