Paul Goodwin

Biography

Country: England  
Paul Goodwin, long regarded as one of the best "original instruments" oboists, rapidly established himself in the 1990s as an exceptional conductor in a wide range of music. As an oboist he recorded more than 20 solo and recital compact discs as well as recording frequently with leading London "original instrument" Baroque ensembles. Among those discs are an acclaimed set of Vivaldi oboe sonatas, another of seven Vivaldi concertos with oboe, and Read more oboe sonatas of Georg Philip Telemann.

In addition to playing in major venues and festivals around the world, Goodwin also became well known for his teaching and his work with student musicians.

After he began conducting, Goodwin received major recognition when Christopher Hogwood, founder and conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music, appointed him associate conductor of the Academy. His skills with standard instrument ensembles were also obvious, and he became principal guest conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra. He has guest conducted major orchestras of all sizes, both standard instruments and period instruments. These include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre national de Lille, the Ulster Orchestra, the Camerata Academica Salzburg, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He is also a sensitive choral conductor who has led the Belfast Philharmonic Choir, the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, and the Tallis Chamber Choir and been invited to take the Netherlands Chamber Choir on tour. As a conductor, Goodwin is an exclusive Harmonia Mundi USA recording artist, including his performances with the Academy of Ancient Music. Notable projects with the AAM have included tours devoted to the music of Monteverdi and Schütz and Mozart's almost unknown Singspiel Zaide. In 1999, Goodwin made his BBC Proms Concerts conducting debut with the Academy in a program of Handel, Haydn, and contemporary composer John Tavener.

The European interest in reviving Baroque-era opera has shown Goodwin to be a dramatic and effective theater conductor. He conducted Jonathan Miller's acclaimed and innovative staging of Bach's St. Matthew Passion as well as Handel's Agrippina, Amadigi, and Poro, Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Classical-era works including Gluck's Orfeo and Haydn's L'isola disabitata, as well as Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Il Re pastore.

Goodwin is highly interested in the idea of promoting contemporary composers to write for Baroque-period instruments. This has resulted in commissions from British composer John Tavener, whose Eternity's Sunrise was the first work commissioned by Goodwin for the Academy, and who has gone on to write the large-scale cantata Total Eclipse. David Bedford has also agreed to write an orchestral suite for the Academy.

Goodwin continues his interest in music education and youth orchestras. He often works with the Baroque and Classical orchestras of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. He is director of the Dartington International Summer School Baroque Orchestra and Early Opera and has worked with the Spanish Youth Orchestra (JONDE), the Britten-Pears Orchestra, the European Community Baroque Orchestra, and the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique. Read less
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  • 1.
    Baroque Treasures
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 2579 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Pachelbel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  David Daniels,  Chiara Bianchini,  Janet See,  Andrew Lawrence-King  ... 
    Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haďm,  Roger Norrington,  Andrew Parrott,  Richard Hickox  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort,  Concerto Cologne  ... 
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    Stravaganza - Vivaldi: 55 Concertos / Pinnock, English Concert [7-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001676702 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Simon Standage,  Trevor Pinnock,  Lisa Beznosiuk,  David Reichenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Lumieres - Music Of The Enlightenment [30-CD Set]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908601 Release Date: 10/01/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg,  Véronique Gens,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Marie McLaughlin  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie,  Daniel Reuss,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus  ... 
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    50 Best Bach
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 57496 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Richard Boothby,  Peter Kooy,  Christoph Prégardien,  Catherine Patriasz  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Andrew Parrott,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum,  Taverner Players,  La Petite Bande  ... 
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    Albinoni, Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos / King, Goodwin, Wood
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55349 Release Date: 04/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Paul Goodwin,  Lorraine Wood,  Gail Hennessy,  Mark Bennett  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
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    Bach: Violin Concertos / Wallfisch, King's Consort
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55347 Release Date: 08/11/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh,  Elizabeth Wallfisch,  Paul Goodwin
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
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    The Best Of Baroque
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 22104 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Gregorio Allegri  ... 
    Performer:  Gérard Lesne,  Véronique Gens,  Lorenzo Cavasanti,  Mark Bennett  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Jonathan Rees,  Andrew Parrott,  Fabio Biondi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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    Bach: Ses Plus Beaux Chefs-d'oeuvre
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 379347 Release Date: 01/13/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Werner Jacob,  Jonathan Rees,  Jane Murdoch,  Marc Hantaď  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott,  Philip Ledger,  Jonathan Rees,  Monica Huggett  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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    Telemann: Musique De Table / Robert King, King's Consort
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55278 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins,  Catherine Latham,  Paul Goodwin
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
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    Telemann: Suites, Concerto In D / Pinnock, English Concert
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 439893 Release Date: 12/10/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Peter Hanson,  Mark Bennett,  Jane Coe,  Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Cpe Bach, Lebrun, Mozart: Oboe Concertos / Goodwin, Pinnock
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 431821 Release Date: 08/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig August Lebrun,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Paul Goodwin
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Telemann, Bach: Oboe & Oboe D'amore Concertos / Paul Goodwin
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55269 Release Date: 07/10/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Paul Goodwin
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
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    Bach For My Baby
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 89585 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Bob van Asperen,  Marion Verbruggen,  John Holloway,  Paul Goodwin  ... 
    Conductor:  Bob van Asperen,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Andrew Parrott,  Sir Philip Ledger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam,  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Taverner Players  ... 
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    Thomas Linley The Younger / Nicholson, Et Al
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55256 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Linley Jr.
    Performer:  Paul Goodwin,  Julia Gooding
    Conductor:  Paul Nicholson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parley of Instruments Choir,  Parley of Instruments
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    Telemann: Suites / Pinnock, English Concert
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 437558 Release Date: 08/31/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Lorraine Wood,  Paul Goodwin,  Sophia McKenna,  Alberto Grazzi  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Best Baroque 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70907 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Joao Domingos Bomtempo  ... 
    Performer:  Della Jones,  Arleen Augér,  Michel Sanvoisin,  Lionel Rogg  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox,  Louis Auriacombe,  Michel Corboz,  Lajos Rovátkay  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia,  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra,  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon  ... 
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    Very Best Of Bach
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 338158 Release Date: 01/13/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Werner Jacob,  Jonathan Rees,  Jane Murdoch,  Marc Hantaď  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott,  Philip Ledger,  Jonathan Rees,  Monica Huggett  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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    Pachelbel's Canon And Other Baroque Favorites
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 57876 Release Date: 01/11/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Alison Bury,  Andrew Lawrence-King,  Paul Goodwin,  Marion Verbruggen  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort  ... 
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    Tavener: Total Eclipse, Etc / Goodwin, Harle, Rozario, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 807271 Release Date: 05/11/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Tavener
    Performer:  Patricia Rozario,  Paul Goodwin,  James Gilchrist,  John Harle
    Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Oxford New College Choir
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    Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, Etc/Pinnock
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 474672 Release Date: 09/23/2003   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Christopher Foster,  Nancy Argenta,  Brian Bannatyne-Scott,  Ann Monoyios  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert Choir,  English Concert
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    Purcell: Songs And Airs / Nancy Argenta
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 61866 Release Date: 06/05/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Nancy Argenta,  Richard Boothby,  Paul Nicholson,  Nigel North  ... 
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    Classical Express - Vivaldi: Seven Concertos / Goodwin, Holloway
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 3957046 Release Date: 03/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Sebastian Comberti,  John Toll,  Marion Verbruggen,  John Holloway  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Etc / Pinnock, Standage, Et Al
    Label: Dg Panorama   Catalog: 469220 Release Date: 09/26/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Jakob Lindberg,  Nigel North,  James Tyler,  Philip Pickett  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    The Artist's Album / Anne Sofie Von Otter
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457688 Release Date: 04/14/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gustav Mahler,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Mirella Freni,  Paul Goodwin,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Trevor Pinnock,  Marc Minkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House and Museum Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Fasch: Concertos & Orchestral Suite / Pinnock, English Concert
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 449210 Release Date: 02/16/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Friedrich Fasch
    Performer:  Alberto Grazzi,  Paul Goodwin,  Christian Rutherford,  Andrew Clark  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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