Paul Ingram - Conductor
Paul Ingram studied at the Universities of Southampton and Leicester, reading Music and Management respectively.
He began conducting in 1995, working with the Southampton University Symphony, Pre-Term and Chamber Orchestras.
In 1997, Paul founded the Southampton University Sinfonietta and remained Music Director until 2004. Paul has also worked with Essex Youth Orchestra, Young Sinfonia, Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, COMA South, Showstoppers and the City of Southampton Orchestra. In 1999, he reached the final of the British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition.
As well as conducting Per Piacere, Paul also conducts the Southampton Concert Orchestra as well as several musical marathon events for Comic Relief.
Per Piacere Chamber Orchestra
Our name means ‘for pleasure’ in Italian. We chose this when we began making music together in 2007 with just string players, and focusing on early Italian music.
Since then, the orchestra and its repertoire have grown, with a focus on music from the late 18th and early 19th century, known as the Classical Period. We also perform works from the earlier Baroque and later Romantic periods. Recently, we have been venturing into 20th century music as the orchestra continues to gain strength.
We are delighted to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary in 2017 and hope you join us at one or more of our concerts which promise an entertaining and diverse programme of music.