Paul Harvey - Vice President

Paul Harvey was born in Sheffield in 1935 and started playing the clarinet at the age of 11. He went on to become a member of the National Youth Orchestra, and then gained a scholarship to go the Royal College of Music in 1952, where he studied clarinet with Frederick Thurston and Ralph Clarke, and also composition with John Addison.

After doing his National Service with the Band of the Irish Guards from 1953-56, Paul took the position of bass clarinet with the Scottish National Orchestra from 1958 and subsequently became a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Most of his saxophone work was with the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1960s and 1970s. During this time he also became a pioneer of the contrabass clarinet on the soundtracks of many horror films, mainly with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Paul was also co-founder and leader of the London Saxophone Quartet, a group with which he played from 1969-1985.</p>

<p>As a teacher, Paul Harvey served as professor of clarinet at Trinity College of Music during the 1970s. He was also professor of clarinet and saxophone at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall from 1969, retiring as senior professor in 1995.

He is a prolific author, composer and arranger, with many books to his name concerning the clarinet and saxophone. Hundreds of his musical publications are in print. He has conducted performances of his own works in Britain, the USA, Belgium and Holland. In 2002 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Clarinet Association.

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