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Paul Hughes

Arts Manager

LTCL - 1978

I entered Trinity as a pianist, discovered I was a composer and conductor, and left to make a successful career in arts management. Trinity Laban helped me find my voice and express myself in undreamed of ways, and if the lack of facilities encouraged an entrepreneurial approach to making things happen for yourself, I could not be more grateful.

Paul Hughes
Paul Hughes


Paul Hughes graduated in 1978 after completing a LTCL in piano and undertook a postgraduate year from which he gained Fellowship diplomas in Conducting and Composition. He worked at the then Trinity College of Music as staff accompanist for two years before beginning a career in arts administration, first as General Manager of the Academy of Ancient Music. Since then he has worked as General Manager of the Monteverdi Choir and orchestra; Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and is currently General Manager at the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the BBC Singers. Paul is on the Board of Governors at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, is a board member of London Contemporary Opera, and is a member for several international conducting and instrumental competitions. Paul is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban.