Paul Goodey    Oboe     Cor Anglais


wp940d8705_0f.jpgPaul Goodey (oboe, cor anglais) studied at the Royal College of Music to Masters' level, and then at the University of California, Los Angeles.

He returned to the RCM where he completed his Doctorate, which explores new means of composing with the oboe, and live electronics using analyses and transformation of multiphonics, and other contemporary techniques.


He was Head of Wind, Brass & Percussion at Trinity College of Music for eight years and, in 2007, moved to the Royal Northern College of Music to become Head of School, Wind, Brass and Percussion.  He has also taught at summer schools and adjudicated festivals across the U.K.


Concerto performances include Holliger's Siebengesang, Goossens, Vaughan-Williams and Lutoslawski - two performances with the composer. As a soloist, he has given recitals throughout the U.K. and in Europe, the United States, Canada and India. Since 1997, he has been the oboist with the contemporary chamber ensemble, Sounds Positive, with whom he has given over 50 premieres in venues such as St. John’s Smith Square and The Royal Opera House; and in numerous venues across the U.K. More recently, he has become the oboist with Rarescale, an ensemble that promotes music using microtones.


He has broadcast on Radio 3 and 4, and recorded for the Discovery Channel, Channel 4 and works for stage. His most recent solo CD, New Ground, features seven premiere recordings, and was rated ‘excellent’ by BBC Music Magazine.

Currently, he is recording a disc of oboe music by the pioneering composer, Edwin Roxburgh.