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Examining, Adjudicating, Auditioning

Paul Denegri has a keen interest and passion as an adjudicator at music festivals, school music competitions, school house singing competitions.. His list of appearances at the adjudicators table are many and include:

Royal Academy of Music London Junior Department

Trinity Laban College of Music - Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize

Portsmouth Music Festival

Exeter and Devon Music Festival

Pembrokeshire Music Festival

Bath Young Musician of the Year

Marlborough College

Brighton College

Radley College

Queens School Reading

Badminton School for Girls

Taunton School 

….. and many many more

Paul has for over thirty year of been a member of many audition panel including among others:

Wells Cathedral Specialist Musicians Annual Auditions

South West Music School DfE Annual Auditions

National Youth Wind Orchestra of GB

Auditions for youth music theatre productions

Invitations to be a guest examiner have been a recent addition to Paul’s portfolio. He has been invited on several occasions by the brass department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for their end of year and final performance exams.



Conducting and Music Director


For over 30 years Paul was the weekly conductor and artistic advisor for the Symphony Orchestra at Wells Cathedral. As well as conducting performances Paul also prepared the orchestra for guest conductors including Jac van Steen, Christopher Adey, Ben Glassberg, Peter Harrison among others. 

For many years Paul was Principal Conductor of The School’s Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appeared as guest conductor for The Sani International Youth Orchestra based in Greece.

As well as being the current musical director of Wells City Band Paul has also taken the musical director post on many youth music theatre productions including among others; Grease, Anything Goes, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls etc.

On The Acoustic Project Sessions
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