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Paul Bateman

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Artist Manager: Matthew Todd matthew.todd@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Assistant: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Website: http://www.paul-bateman.com/


Paul Bateman has conducted recordings with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, London Symphony, Munich Symphony, Vienna Symphony, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestras and has given concerts with the BBC Concert, Malmo Symphony, Seville Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Dallas Symphony, Russian National, Tokyo Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras.

His total discography now includes over seventy recordings, many of which feature daily on Classic FM. 

Paul Bateman studied piano, organ, singing and cello at the Guildhall School of Music in London, and began his musical life as an accompanist, chamber musician and opera répétiteur. 

He has since conducted recordings with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, London Symphony, Munich Symphony, Vienna Symphony, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestras and has given concerts with the BBC Concert, Malmo Symphony, Seville Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Dallas Symphony, Russian National, Tokyo Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras.

Paul conducted and orchestrated Lesley Garrett’s albums A Soprano in Hollywood and A North Country Lass and his orchestrations also appear on many of her television programmes.

He conducts film music concerts all over the world and has recorded many film music albums for Silva Screen Records in Prague. He has conducted over thirty albums of film music including two volumes of Hitchcock film scores, albums of the music of Bernard Herrmann, Maurice Jarre, John Williams and Ennio Morricone, and collections of Korngold, Steiner and Tiomkin. His total discography now includes over seventy recordings, many of which feature daily on Classic FM. Paul conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra for the album Idylls and Elegies – the music of John Jeffreys and a new recording of John Jeffreys’ Violin Concerto, yet to be released.

Paul first appeared at Sir Bryn Terfel’s Faenol Festival in 2000 and was invited to return in 2002. He conducted the Norwegian Radio Orchestra for the Nobel Peace Prize concerts in Oslo from 2000 to 2002, accompanying a dazzling array of international artists including Sir Bryn Terfel, Barbara Hendricks, Jessye Norman, Santana and Sir Paul McCartney.

Paul Bateman’s association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra goes back several years, having conducted their ‘Filmharmonic’ and ‘Film Music Gala’ concerts at the Royal Albert Hall for ten consecutive years, many concerts in the UK and a tour of Korea. He also made two recordings of Filmharmonic with them and for Sony Classics, recordings with violinists Eijin Nomura and Vanessa-Mae.

For Sarah Brightman he has conducted recordings of his own arrangements with the LSO and RPO and gives concerts with her all over the world.  In 2009, 2010 and 2014 Paul conducted summer concerts in Malta for tenor Joseph Calleja with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the most recent with Sir Bryn Terfel as his guest.

For the London 2012 Olympics Paul conducted a concert at the Royal Festival Hall that brought together choirs from five continents to perform a specially commissioned new work by Sir Karl Jenkins – The Hero’s Journey.

2013 saw the beginning of a fruitful relationship with Deutsche Grammophon when he worked as an arranger on albums for Piotr Beczala and Daniel Hope, who also commissioned Paul to write a suite for violin and orchestra based on the songs of Kurt Weill and a suite of Gershwin songs.   In November 2013 he conducted for José Carreras in Japan.

Recent albums with the RPO and LSO include the music of Oliver Davis (Flight, Dance and Liberty), and a new recording for Sarah Brightman. With the City of Prague Philharmonic he has also conducted the début albums for sopranos Joanne McGahon and Margaret Keys.


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Bach St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Beethoven Fidelio (Overture)
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) in E-flat Major, Op. 55
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale) in F Major, Op. 68
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Berg Violin Concerto
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Bernstein Candide (Overture)
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Britten War Requiem
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E Major
Debussy La Mer
Delius Requiem
Delius Summer Night on a River
Delius On Hearing the Last Cuckoo in Spring
Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Handel Messiah HWV 56
Handel Water Music
Handel Royal Fireworks
Haydn The Creation
Holst The Planets, Op. 32
Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Overture)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550
Mozart Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) in C major, K. 551
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Rachmaninov The Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Sibelius Symphony No.5, Op.82
Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105
Smetana The Bartered Bride (Overture)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet (Overture)
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 8 in D minor
Vaughan Williams Tallis Fantasia
Bach
St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Bartok
Concerto for Orchestra
Beethoven
Fidelio (Overture)
Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) in E-flat Major, Op. 55
Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale) in F Major, Op. 68
Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Berg
Violin Concerto
Berlioz
Symphonie Fantastique
Bernstein
Candide (Overture)
Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Britten
War Requiem
Bruckner
Symphony No. 7 in E Major
Debussy
La Mer
Delius
Requiem
Delius
Summer Night on a River
Delius
On Hearing the Last Cuckoo in Spring
Dvořák
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Handel
Messiah HWV 56
Handel
Water Music
Handel
Royal Fireworks
Haydn
The Creation
Holst
The Planets, Op. 32
Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Mahler
Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Overture)
Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mozart
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550
Mozart
Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) in C major, K. 551
Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Rachmaninov
The Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Saint-Saëns
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Schubert
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Schubert
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759
Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Shostakovich
Festive Overture
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Sibelius
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Sibelius
Symphony No.5, Op.82
Sibelius
Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105
Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Overture)
Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky
Romeo & Juliet (Overture)
Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 8 in D minor
Vaughan Williams
Tallis Fantasia
Berg Wozzeck
Bizet Carmen
Britten Peter Grimes
Britten Billy Budd
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream
Debussy Pelleas et Melisande
Mozart Don Giovanni
Mozart Die Zauberflöte
Mozart Così fan tutte
Mozart The Marriage of Figaro
Puccini Tosca
Puccini Gianni Schicchi
Puccini Turandot
Puccini La Bohème
Verdi La Traviata
Verdi Otello
Verdi Rigoletto
Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Berg
Wozzeck
Bizet
Carmen
Britten
Peter Grimes
Britten
Billy Budd
Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Debussy
Pelleas et Melisande
Mozart
Don Giovanni
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Mozart
Così fan tutte
Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro
Puccini
Tosca
Puccini
Gianni Schicchi
Puccini
Turandot
Puccini
La Bohème
Verdi
La Traviata
Verdi
Otello
Verdi
Rigoletto
Wagner
Tristan und Isolde

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