Conductor • Organist/Harpsichordist • Composer
Born in Nottingham, Paul Hayward read music at the University of Wales, Bangor and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in choral composition at the University of Aberdeen with Professor Paul Mealor. His specialist field is choral music, especially conducting and composing, and he holds a variety of diplomas including the Licentiateship of the Royal Schools of Music in choral directing.
As a composer, Paul has a number of compositions published by Chichester Music Press, as well as making several of his compositions available to be printed and performed free of charge from his website in order to help choirs with limited financial resources.
Paul also performs on the organ and harpsichord as a soloist, accompanist and continuo player. He has performed solo organ and harpsichord concerts in cathedrals and major parish churches around the country and specialises mainly, but not exclusively, in English and North European keyboard music from Byrd to Mendelssohn. He has also played for royal visit, CD recordings and broadcasts.