Since graduating from the Royal College of Music as a Clarinetist in 1991, Paul has become one of the busiest woodwind players on the West End circuit and can now usually be found performing the Clarinet chair at London’s Apollo Theatre on Wicked, a post he has held since the show began in 2006.
He is a committed educator and is a teacher of multi-instrumental skills at Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.
Paul’s work outside of the musical theatre genre includes Scottish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, CHROMA and the occasional late-night cabaret at Madame Jo Jo’s, but it is the theatre where he is most at home.
During his West End career, he has performed on Billy Elliot, Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, The Producers, Mary Poppins, Ghost, Top Hat, Miss Saigon and many more.
TV and studio work include LWT Parkinson and BBC Open University and orchestral work include Scottish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Northern Ballet and Welsh National Opera.
As a composer, several works are published by Spartan Press. For any other information, please visit his website Paul Saunders.
Paul is a UK endorsee for Legere Reeds.