Paul is a composer & orchestrator based in Switzerland and England. Born in Salzburg, Paul was raised in a cultural and a musical mix with a Japanese mother and a German father whom both studied in America.

 

Paul began playing the cello when he turned 6 and started to compose shortly after. A few years later, he started to take formal lessons in harmony, counterpoint, production, & conducting at the Basel-Musik Akademie.

He is the composer in residence with the Swiss theatre group The Flux Crew, where he wrote two contemporary dances. He has also collaborated with award-winning choreographer Luca Signoretti.

 

Paul is the co-founder and conductor of the Herrmann String Ensemble & the Camerata Rhein. He performs new, and old music regularly with young musicians from the Basel-Musik Akademie and the Zürich University of the Arts.

Currently, Paul is completing his degree in composition at the Zürich University of the Arts with Prof. Kaspar Ewald, Olav Lervik, and Mathias Steinauer. Before moving to Zürich, Paul studied Physics.

"Paul is one of the most outstanding talents we've met... Remember that name, Paul is already making his mark and I have no doubt he'll do great things in ALL of the musical genres he's interested in."

-Nan Schwartz (Grammy Award-Winning Composer/Arranger)

"He's so focused. His vision is remarkable."

-Christopher Young (Film Composer [Hellraiser, The Grudge])