Born in St Asaph, North Wales in 1975, Paul Mealor studied composition privately, from an early age with John Pickard, at the University of York with Nicola LeFanu (BA 1997, PhD 2002) and in Copenhagen with Hans Abrahamsen and Per Nørgård. In 2003 he was appointed Lecturer in Music and Head of Composition at the University of Aberdeen.
Mealor's compositions are performed around the world including major commissions from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Britten Sinfonia, Northern Sinfonia, Jeremy Huw Williams, Mika Takehara, Ian Pace and the Gemini Ensemble. His works are regularly broadcast on international radio, including Swedish Radio, New Zealand Radio, Danish Radio, Japanese TV and Radio, Australian Radio, S4C (Welsh TV), and the BBC (Radio Two, Three and Four).
In 1997 Mealor established the Northop Festival of Music, which has gone on to become one of the most successful events in the North Wales Calendar and in 2005 created, in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the University of Aberdeen Music Prize for Composition. In October 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2005 he was appointed Visiting Professor in Composition at New York University. Mealor's Motet Ubi Caritas was performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton, on 29th April, 2011, by the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James' Palace. It was received with great acclaim throughout the world.
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