AGE AT AWARD: 25
ARTFORMS: Music. Singing
Paul Grant is singer whose baritone voice has an alluring quality, with excellent range, dynamic control and the strength required for a successful career in performance.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Paul attended a local state school before going on to study music at the University of Edinburgh. In 2012, he graduated and was awarded the Eileen Cameron Music Prize for his contribution to the musical life of the Music Department, the University and the wider Edinburgh community.
In 2013, Paul completed a PGDE in Secondary Music Education from the Moray House School of Education. He went on to gain a place on the prestigious Masters in Performance course at the Royal Academy of Music in London, offering the opportunity for Paul to hone his technique and develop the essential skills for a professional career.
Performance highlights include so far include John Adams’s The Wound Dresser with the Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra conducted by Will Conway; a lunchtime recital with John Kitchen at the Usher Hall as part of the Get Organised series as well as featuring as a soloist with National Youth Choir of Scotland and Northern Sinfonia, and on a European tour with NYCoS in 2013.
How the Award Helped
Paul's Dewar Arts Award enabled him to study to professional level on the Masters in Performance course at the Royal Academy of Music.