Paul Cutlan

About Me

Paul’s career as a multi-instrumentalist spans contemporary classical music, world music and jazz. Paul graduated from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in 1987 with Honours in Composition. Orchestral experience includes the Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Notable jazz artists/ensembles with whom Paul has played include Jann Rutherford, Original Otto Orchestra, Ten Part Invention, James Morrison, Judy Bailey, Steve Hunters' Nine Lives, Craig Scott Quintet, Clarion Fracture Zone and Wanderlust. International acts with whom he has performed include Lou Reed, Bobby Previte, Jim McNeely, James Newton, Jerry Lewis and Michael Bublé. In 1997 Paul joined world/jazz group and is featured on their ARIA winning album Live in Europe. With them he has been on numerous European, North American and Asian tours and for Musica Viva he frequently performs school shows Australia wide. Paul is a member of the Australian Art Orchestra, having recorded three albums, travelled to Mexico City, Auckland and Malaysia. He composed and performed for the acclaimed theatre production Birth of the Cool for the Sydney Festival, with subsequent seasons in Edinburgh and Germany. Recent performances include Diary of a Madman featuring Geoffrey Rush in Sydney and New York seasons. Paul is completing a Masters Degree in Composition at Sydney Conservatorium.

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