Our Artistic Director Paul Dyer
achievements as co-founder and artistic director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
and Brandenburg Choir have been recognized by his
inclusion in the Australia Day Honours List on 26 January 2013.
has been awarded the Officer of the Order
of Australia (AO) for his 'distinguished service to the performing arts, particularly orchestral music as a director, conductor and musician, through the promotion of educational programs and support for emerging artists'
Paul Dyer is one of Australia's leading specialists in period performance styles.
A charismatic leader, he founded the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 1990 as a natural outcome of his experience as a performer and teacher of baroque and classical music, and he has been the orchestra's Artistic Director since that time.
has devoted his
performing life to the harpsichord, fortepiano and chamber organ as well as conducting the Brandenburg Orchestra
Having completed postgraduate studies in solo performance with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague, Paul
performed with many major European orchestras and undertook ensemble direction and orchestral studies with Sigiswald Kuijken and Frans Brüggen.
As well as directing the Brandenburg, Paul has a busy schedule appearing as a soloist, continuo player and conductor with many major ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Orchestra, Australia Ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia, Australian Youth Orchestra, Victorian State Opera, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London.
has performed with many prominent international soloists including Andreas Scholl, Cyndia Sieden, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Andreas Staier, Marc Destrubé, Christoph Prégardien, Hidemi Suzuki, Manfredo Kraemer, Andrew Manze, Yvonne Kenny, Emma Kirkby, Philippe Jaroussky and many others.
Paul is an inspiring teacher and has been a staff member at various Conservatories throughout the world.
In 1995 he
received a Churchill Fellowship and he
has won numerous international and national awards for his
CD recordings with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
and Choir, including the 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010 ARIA Awards for Best Classical album.
is Patron of St Gabriel's School for Hearing Impaired Children
In 2003 Paul
was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for his
services to Australian society and the advancement of music and in 2010 the Sydney University Alumni Medal for Professional Achievement
and Stefano Montanari discuss Celebrazione!