Paul Warburton is a widely recognised and highly respected violinist and teacher who enjoys an enormously varied and exciting career. He has performed with the CBSO under Sir Simon Rattle and Sakari Oramo in virtually every capital city in Europe and many major music festivals world-wide, on countless TV and radio broadcasts and on numerous CD recordings. Paul was a member and Assistant Leader of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera Orchestra and also played regularly for the Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC Orchestras, Opera North, Garsington Opera, Covent Garden Soloists and many other orchestras and chamber groups as well as TV, film work and solo engagements. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors, soloists, actors and musicians.
Paul studied with Beverley Davison and Howard Davis (Royal Academy of Music) and attended masterclasses with Igor Ozim, Simon Standage and Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet). As a student he won the European String Teachers Award for String Quartet playing and the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize. Paul plays on a violin by Joseph Gagliano from 1786.
Paul has always combined his playing career with teaching and coaching, privately and in schools and colleges including Junior Guildhall; Uppingham; St John's College School, Cambridge; King’s College School, Cambridge, and Dartington International Summer School. He was appointed Consultant Strings Specialist and Tutor of Violin and Chamber Music at Dulwich College in September 2020.
Many former pupils are now studying at British Conservatoires. Younger pupils have gained places in the National Youth Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia Academy as well as NCO, Pro Corda etc. Paul has a dedicated and enthusiastic approach to teaching and performing, bringing energy, fun and commitment combined with a clear expectation of high standards and discipline, and a unique ability to inspire self-belief and confidence.