Lectures

  • Hope and Glory - The Proud History of the Proms

  • Mastermind - Secrets from the Black Chair!

  • Glyndebourne Recorded - 80 Years of an Opera Festival

  • La Divina: Maria Callas - the Woman who changed Opera

  • Kathleen Ferrier - Her Life and Legacy

Paul Campion hails from Northamptonshire and now lives in the exciting Docklands area of east London, close to Canary Wharf.

 

For 25 years he worked in the world’s most famous department store Harrods of Knightsbridge, latterly as Head of the Piano and Music Department.

 

He is an avid enthusiast of music of many types, but particularly enjoys opera and classical orchestral. The annual Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall and visits to Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Sussex are major events in his calendar!

 

Over a number of years Paul has appeared on several television and radio quiz programmes, including The $64,000 Question, Mastermind, and Counterpoint and he has written two books: 'Ferrier - A Career Recorded', for the 80th anniversary of the great singer's birth; next came 'Glyndebourne Recorded', to commemorate (then) 60 years of the Glyndebourne Opera Festival in Sussex, which won an award in Washington DC for the excellence of its research.

 

Paul has also worked extensively with CD companies, writing essays for their operatic and orchestral CD releases. Since 2003 he has lectured regularly on cruises with such lines as Cunard, Saga and Fred Olsen and relishes the opportunity to share his musical interests with like-minded passengers.

 

Paul's Power Point-based lectures include music, photographs and video footage, to fully illustrate his themes and musical subjects.

 

Paul is a Freeman of the City of London; he is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, (one of the City's ancient Guilds); a Fellow of the Institute of Musical Instrument Technology; a member of the Royal Society of Musicians and of The Irving Society, The Samuel Pepys Club, The National Trust and English Heritage. He thrives on the excitement that London life offers in music, theatre, long walks of discovery and good friends.