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Paul Dean


Brisbane born and bred clarinettist Paul Dean, has made a name for himself as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and artistic director. Paul is the founder and Artistic Laureate of the chamber ensemble Southern Cross Soloists, the Bangalow Music Festival, SunWater and the Stanwell Winter Music School and has commissioned and premiered over 100 works, including his brother Brett’s clarinet concerto Ariel’s Music and Andrew Schultz’s Clarinet Quintet. Between 1987 and 2000, he was Principal Clarinet with the QSO. A passionate supporter of youth and regional music education, Paul’s extensive work throughout Australia has left a lasting imprint on many budding musicians.