Paul Wingfield - Conductor



British conductor, Paul Wingfield, is fast-becoming an exciting presence in classical music.  A versatile and collaborative musician, his work is highly-regarded by colleagues, critics and audiences alike, who are impressed by the energy and verve of this rising young talent.


Paul won a place as a conductor on the highly-competitive Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House (ROH), where he was contracted from 2012-14.


At ROH, he conducted Mozart and Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov) and El gato con botas (Montsalvatge) in the Linbury Studio Theatre. He also conducted the orchestras of the Royal Opera House and of Welsh National Opera in critically-acclaimed main stage performances including Die Zauberflöte and La Favorite, and lunchtime concerts with Southbank Sinfonia and CHROMA.


Paul has acted as assistant conductor at ROH on Carmen, Gloriana and Le Nozze di Figaro and joined the Royal Opera music staff for numerous productions including, Die Walküre, The Minotaur, La Bohème, Tosca, Don Carlo, La Rondine, Capriccio, Parsifal, Don Giovanni, Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Manon Lescaut.


He was mentored by Sir Antonio Pappano and has worked with many leading conductors including, Semyon Bychkov, Nicola Luisotti, Paul Daniel, Dan Ettinger and Alex Joel.


Paul read Music at Oxford University, and trained as a conductor and repetiteur at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. Conducting engagements include work with The Royal Opera House, The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Ballet, Welsh National Opera, Mahogany Opera Group, Birmingham Opera Company, Iford Arts, Opera Holland Park and Clonter Opera. He has also worked as a repetiteur for English National Opera.


Paul founded the Orchestra of the Royal Borough in 2003, performing both symphonic repertory and performances of Ariadne auf Naxos and Hänsel und Gretel, the latter supported by ENO.


Paul considers coaching and education to be an important part of his output and works regularly at The Royal Opera House and as Head of Vocal & Operatic Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is also a frequent guest speaker at pre-performance talks for ROH.

"...lyric passion summoned from the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera by Paul Wingfield..."

"Paul Wingfield conducted {...} and very well too, attentive to details and dynamics, the music given time to express itself and in healthy-sounding timbres. Colin Davis came to mind."