Principal Conductor

Tim RedmondTimothy Redmond

Timothy Redmond conducts and presents concerts widely throughout Europe and has been Principal Conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic since 2006. He is a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras and has a long-standing association with the Manchester Camerata.

He is well-known as a conductor of contemporary music and has a particular association with the music of Thomas Adès. Since working closely with the composer for the premiere of The Tempest at Covent Garden, he has conducted critically acclaimed productions of Powder Her Face for English National Opera, the Royal Opera House and St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. He recently gave the Hungarian premiere of Adès’s Totentanz and assisted the composer for the New York premiere of The Tempest at the Metropolitan Opera.

He has also conducted productions for Opera Theatre of St Louis, English National Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera and Almeida Opera, for the Aldeburgh, Bregenz, Buxton, Los Angeles, Tenerife and Wexford festivals and for New York’s American Lyric Theatre. As a member of music staff, he has also conducted for De Vlaamse Opera, Strasbourg, Garsington and Glyndebourne.

Recent highlights have included a new disc with Alison Balsom and Guy Barker for Warner Classics, premieres of works by Edward Rushton and Peter Maxwell Davies with the LSO, his debut in China with the RPO and the 2014 LSO BMW Open Air Classics concert where he conducted for 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square.

In the 2015-16 season, as well as conducting concerts with the LSO, RPO and LPO, he makes debuts in Canada with the Regina Symphony, in Romania with the Oradea Philharmonic, at the NOMUS Festival in Serbia with the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra and with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana at the MITO Festival in Milan. He conducts new opera for Aldeburgh Music and Mahogany Opera Group, gives concert performances of Bluebeard’s Castle and Pinocchio in Cambridge and conducts the UK premiere of Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists with the Britten Sinfonia for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells.

 

Orchestral Leader

Photo of Paula MuldoonPaula Muldoon

Paula Muldoon is a multi-talented violinist, software engineer, writer, and composer based in Cambridge, UK. She has a distinguished performing career, having played with many of the world’s greatest ensembles and conductors, including the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR), the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, Andris Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Marin Alsop, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Highlights of her performing career include a stint as guest leader of the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, recording Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the LSO, and numerous film recordings at Abbey Road. In 2018 she performed in Carnegie Hall with the ORR and in May 2019, as part of her inaugural season as leader of the Cambridge Philharmonic, she will be the featured soloist in Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben.

In 2017 Paula retrained at Makers Academy as a computer programmer and now combines violin performance with her career as a software engineer at Cambridge Cognition.  She is a sought-after speaker in the programming community, having given talks at conferences, workshops, and meet-ups in London, Cambridge, and Madrid.

Paula composes music for solo violin, which she shares with her community on Patreon (patreon.com/FiddlersCode) as well as in recitals and at programming conferences. Her most recent pieces include Woman (sonata in 4 movements) and Cape Cod the Beautiful, a nod to her hometown of Falmouth, which was also the home of Katherine Lee Bates, lyricist of America the Beautiful.

A keen writer, Paula blogs on music, code, and mindfulness/mental health. While at the University of Michigan, her historical novel The White Birds made her the only undergraduate finalist in the prestigious Hopwood writing competition and her translation of the Latin poem Stabat Mater won her the undergraduate classics translation award.

Paula is a committed violin teacher, having taught at Pro Corda at Leiston Abbey and St. John’s College School in Cambridge as well as maintaining a private studio online and in-person.  She has also taught at Soundfest Chamber Music Festival and the New England Conservatory Festival Youth Orchestra (Boston, USA) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA).

Paula studied violin with Detlef Hahn (Guildhall), Aaron Berofsky (University of Michigan) and Lynn Chang (New England Conservatory).  She also studied Baroque violin privately with Walter Reiter and voice with Murray Kidd.

Paula grew up in Falmouth, Cape Cod and studied violin and voice in Boston at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crotcheting, Star Trek, cryptic crosswords, and drinking good coffee.

Graduate, Makers Academy (2017)
M.Mus with Distinction, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2012)
B.Mus with Highest Honours, University of Michigan (2010)
Certificate, New England Conservatory Preparatory School (2005)