The classical accordion is truly an amazing instrument and here in the UK, Paul Chamberlain is one of a very select group of talented young musicians working to increase the instrument’s profile. Paul is the first classical accordionist to gain a BMus from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he was winner of the acclaimed Governors Recital Prize, with a subsequent live performance broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Classics Unwrapped” programme. He was also one of the keyboard section finalists in the 2011 Royal Overseas League competition.

Bach Prelude & Fugue in D Minor

L’Egyptienne – Rameau

Sonata No1 – Nagayev

Spanish Caprice – Moszkowski

He is a highly accomplished player and with appearances at international music festivals such as Baltica Harmonica in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Sata-Häme Soi Accordion festival in Ikaalinen, Finland, he has also performed in France, Italy, Greece, and Bahrain.

In 2011, Paul released his debut solo album entitled “Classical Accordion” featuring a mixture of transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach, Rameau, Moszkowski and Khachaturian, as well as original works by Alexander Nagayev and Franck Angelis.

Paul has also performed with the Paragon Ensemble as part of their Travelling Home concert celebrating their 30th anniversary. He has given solo recitals in Edinburgh at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral and St Giles Cathedral and performs regularly as a member of the Scottish Tango Ensemble

Repertoire List
Sonata No 1 – Alexander Nagayev (b. 1947)
Capriccio – Albin Repnikov (b. 1932)
Prophetic Dream – Viatcheslav Semionov (b.1946)
Romance – Franck Angelis (b.1962)
Rassypucha – Victor Gridin (1943-1997)
Sonata No 2 – Vladislav Zolataryev (1942-1975)
Amalgame – Frank Angelis (b. 1962)
Botany Play – Torbjorn Lundquist (1920-2000)
Sonatina Piccola – Torbjorn Lundquist (1920-2000)
De Profundis – Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931)
In the Zoo – Niels Viggo Bentzon (1919-2000)
Russian Dance – Georgy Shenderyov (1937-1984)
Bulgarian Suite – Viacheslav Semionov (b.1946)

Toccata – Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Asturias – Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Aria di Figaro – Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Concertstuk – Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826)
Prelude Fugue & Variation – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Toccata & Fugue in D Minor : BWV 565 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Prelude & Fugue in D Minor : BWV 554 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & Fugue No 2 in C Minor – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonatas – Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Pieces de Clavichord – Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 –1764)
Scherzo-Tarantella – Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Spanish Dance No. 5 – Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Spanish Caprice – Moritz Moszkowski (1884-1925)
Gothic Suite – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Chamber music
Histoire Du Tango – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) (accordion & flute)
In Croce – Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931) (accordion & cello)
Home From Home – Gareth Williams (cimbalom, violin, flute, cello, clarinet, accordion & percussion)
Five Tango Sensations – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) (accordion & string quartet)
Adagio and Rondo for Glass Harmonica – K617 W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) (2 vln, vla, cello, accordion)
Bagatelles Op. 47 – Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) (accordion, 2 vln and cello)
Le Grand Tango – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) (accordion & violin)
Ave Maria –– Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) (flute & accordion)
Tango – Steven Goss (b.1964) (clarinet, accordion, vibraphone, marimba, suspended cymbal and double bass)
The Wind is spreading the Echo over the Glade – Andrzej Krzanowski (1951-1990) (accordion duo)
Pitt – John Hails (b.1978) (trumpet, cello, double bass, mezzo soprano, accordion, percussion)
Feasgar Beatha – Ailig Hunter (b.1984) (cello, double bass, accordion, vibraphone

Concerto in Bb for Accordion – Nikolai Chaikin (1915 – 2000)

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