Location: England, United Kingdom
Paul Kelly started his conducting career studying with George Hurst at Canford Summer School and later became a private pupil of Ezra Rachlin - a former assistant to Fritz Reiner. While living in Croydon he directed a variety of orchestras, choirs and bands including most of the Mozart operas, La Boheme, Cenorentola, The Bartered Bride and Hansel and Gretel with COSI - Croydon Opera Singers.
After a year studying on a British Council Scholarship at the Liszt Academy in Budapest he returned to the UK to concentrate on education. He then studied part time for a masters in Composition at Goldsmiths College. He retired from the post of Director of Music at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock time in 2005. Since then he has been Musical Director of the Shifnal Chorale, Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir and has recently been appointed Musical Director of Church Stretton Choral Society. He directs the Shropshire Chamber Orchestra and has revived his trumpet playing forming Random Brass, an expandable brass quintet providing music for many occasions and currently plays in two jazz ensembles.