29th August 2017 at Air Studios with the strings of the RPO, Kerenza Peacock (violin), Kath Jenkinson (cello) and Huw Watkins (piano). Oliver Davis in foreground.
Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy browsing both past and future events, checking out the list of arrangements, the biography, discography and the photos. Feel free to leave any comments!
Photographers Terry Crouch, Bill Hiskett, Graham Salter and Claudio Muscat have provided some wonderful shots and are credited accordingly. The one at the top of the main page is by Terry Crouch. Bill Hiskett took the one at the Albert Hall with the RPO and the baton on the score, and the one directly above is by Claudio Muscat.
2017 has seen two trips to Prague for recordings with the City of Prague Philharmonic and sopranos Margaret Keys and Joanne McGahon. The next big project for arranging, conducting and recording will be for Sarah Brightman – dates, orchestra and recording venue yet to be decided. I’m also delighted to have recorded with the RPO in August a third album of the music of Oliver Davis – a really good composer.
In March I conducted a ‘Gala’ concert for Sarah Brightman in Taiwan and now another in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
In November a concert in Liverpool with Bryn Terfel, Ruthie Henshall and the RLPO with be something to look forward to.
I returned to Prague on July 29th to conduct for Australian tenor Josh Piterman and Irish soprano Margaret Keys.
Arrangement of Star Wars for ‘Piano Battle’ – two pianos and orchestra just completed and now to start on some lovely Christmas songs for Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
I’m returning the the Regent Theatre Ipswich on September 21st to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the music of John Williams. Excerpts fromStar Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and many more!
Open air concert in the delightful setting of Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire.
A long way to go for one concert but well worth it – in front of the temple at Yogyakarta.
Our concert tour is a sensation in Japan! Korea next.
Great recording session yesterday at Abbey Road with Kerenza Peacock (violin) and the RPO strings playing the vibrant and unique music of Oliver Davis.
Far East Tour with many concerts in Japan in July this year.
Very nice review of Oliver Davis’ album ‘Flight’ in Gramophone Magazine. which includes “Paul Bateman gets a disciplined response from the London Symphony Orchestra.”