Paul Meyer

Chamber music, Symphony Music, Récital

Paul Meyer

 Paul Meyer is not only one of the outstanding clarinettists in the world, performing regularly with major orchestras in Europe and the USA, in the Far East and Australia, since 1988 he has also been internationally active as a conductor in parallel with his solo career. He is the founder of the Orchester de Chambre d’Alsace, assistant to John Crewe at the Northern Junior Phil-harmonic in England and was appointed “Associate Chief Con-ductor” of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007 by Myung Whun Chung, whose international profile is mainly French rep-ertoire and works by Roussel, Dukas and Saint-Saëns. Paul Meyer is co-founder of the local orchestra academy for young up-and-coming artists. From 2009 to 2012, Paul Meyer was chief conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and has since worked with renowned orchestras such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre Philhar-monique de Nice, l’Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Ham-burg Sinfonikern, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Tokyo Phil-harmonic Orchestra, Danish Symphony Orchestra or the China Philharmonic. 

His previous artistic work has been documented on more than 50 CD recordings with leading labels includ-ing DGG, Sony, RCA, EMI and Virgin; He was awarded with numerous prizes such as Fono Forum, Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Gramophone and Grammy Awards. Mentioned are his recordings as a conductor with the Camerata Padova (piano concertos by Mozart and Haydn with JM Luisada), with the Royal Philharmonique de Liège (works by Darius Milhaud), the Brussels Philharmonic (works by Corigliano & Carter), with the Staatskapelle Weimar (cello concert Elgar & Walton), as well as horn concerts of differ-ent epochs with the Stuttgarter Kammerorchesterter and the highly successful CD “Bolero de Meyer” with the Tokyo Kosei Orchestra. The award wins his series of Play & Conduct recordings with the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne. 

In the series of chamber orchestras previously conducted by Paul Meyer, only the following are mentioned: Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Cham-ber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Stuttgarter Kammeror- chester and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. 

In 2012, the French state awarded Paul Meyer the highest cultural distinction of the “Commandeur de l’Or-dre des Arts et des Lettres” for his musical achievements so far. 

In autumn 2018, Paul Meyer was unanimously elected as the new Chief Conductor of the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, succeeding Johannes Schlaefli. In his hands, from the season 2019/2020 on, the artistic development of this tradition-rich ensemble will take place. 

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