Paul Barker


Paul Barker is an award-winning composer of many operas, music theatre, theatre, orchestral and concert works, performed at major international festivals, recorded and broadcast on TV. His opera El Gallo (2009) has toured three continents and received over 100 performances by Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes. His concert music reflects his practise that theatre and music are inseparable, for instance his clarinet quintet, In Memoriam: for those who fall in time of war for Joan Lluna and the Brodsky Quartet requires memorising and staging; it has been presented at major festivals in Spain, Holland, Serbia, Mexico and the UK, and been televised. He is currently a Professor of Music Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.