Paul Farrington

Paul is uniquely qualified as a Specialist Vocal Coach, was Clinical Vocal Consultant at University Hospital Birmingham for 20 years and is an Associate with a number of Harley St ENT practices.

He has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is
now Vocal Health and Technique Consultant to the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Paul is vocal coach to some of the world’s foremost opera and concert performers.

Having been involved with Samling Masterclass since 1997, Paul has also worked on Samling’s Academy and Outreach programmes.

Internationally recognised as one of the foremost vocal trouble-shooters, Paul is in demand for workshops and teaching worldwide. He works as visiting vocal consultant to Göteborgs Operan, Sweden, visiting Professor at the Operahögskolan, Stockholm and with young artists on the Lindemann Programme at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

Paul was vocal coach and assisted in music supervision on the film ‘Quartet’ (released in 2012) directed by Dustin Hoffman with Dame Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Sir Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly.

Paul has also been a principal tutor at the New Zealand Opera School, given a masterclass to the Choral scholars of New College Oxford and coached young artists on the Acting and Opera programmes at the New National Theatre, Tokyo. In 2013 he was a guest coach with the Danish Radio Choir.