The Purcell School, one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools, has announced the appointment of Paul Bambrough as Head from 1 September 2018. He will take the new job title of Principal.
Paul Bambrough is currently Vice-Principal at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he has responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the institution, the artistic programme, curriculum and collaborative partnerships. He also teaches within the Department of Vocal and Operatic Studies as well as contributing to undergraduate programmes in Pedagogy, the postgraduate Lecture Recital module, and the Orchestral Conducting course.
Bambrough has gained a national reputation for his work in state music education. Whilst Director of Music at Farnborough Sixth Form College, he created the largest A Level Music Department in the country comprising some 500 students actively engaged on courses and enrichment activities. He has also worked as an inspector in Post-16 music institutions, and has provided consultancy services to colleges around the country. He is also an experienced tenor, harpsichordist, organist, pianist and repetiteur.
Paul Bambrough commented:
‘I am absolutely thrilled to be joining The Purcell School as its new Principal. I have already been deeply impressed by its warm and friendly atmosphere, the talent and commitment of its students, the dedication and obvious expertise of its staff and the scale of its ambition. It is a school with a distinguished history and I am honoured to have been invited to lead it into an equally distinguished and exciting future.’