Paul Farrington

Vocal Coach

Trained as a classical tenor, Paul enjoyed an active performing career, but began teaching whilst still studying and decided to make his love of exploring and teaching voice his full-time career. A founding member of the Professional Voice Users Clinic at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital over a quarter of a century ago, he worked there as an NHS Clinical Vocal Consultant for seventeen years. He now works closely with a number of Harley Street Consultants in rehabilitating both spoken and sung voice clients and is acknowledged as a leader in this field.

Paul has held positions in a number of major Conservatoires and Drama Schools in the UK and also worked as vocal coach on various West End Productions, including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Grease, Spamalot, Evita and Miss Saigon. He is now Vocal Technique and Vocal Health Consultant to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; The New National Theatre, Tokyo; Goteborgs Operan, Sweden and is full Professor of Opera and Vocal Pedagogy at the Kunsthogskolan (Opera Academy) in Oslo, as well as visiting Professor to the Kunsthogskolan, Stockholm.

He was Music Coach and Musical Director on the movie 'Quartet', and more recently on the Oscar nominated 'The Theory of Everything'. Much in demand for lecturing, coaching and teaching worldwide, Paul now divides his time between his teaching studio in London and recent and forthcoming engagements in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, USA, Singapore, Barcelone, Madrid and Zurich.

Paul is delighted to be returning to the Charles Wood Festival again and to be working with the singers in Armagh.