Prizewinning Australian clarinettist Paul Dean was born in Brisbane in 1966 and studied at the Queensland Conservatorium. He is Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music, taking over from his brother, the composer, viola player and conductor Brett Dean.
Paul Dean is also a member (and Artistic Director Laureate) of the Brisbane-based Southern Cross Soloists.
CD Spotlight. Lyrical Radiance - Paul Dean plays Brahms and Schumann, recommended by Howard Smith. '... look no further.'
CD Spotlight. Irresistible Enjoyment - Music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, heard by Howard Smith. '... a truly idiomatic performance ...'
Ensemble. Especially Successful - Gillian Wills reports from the Australian Fesival of Chamber Music
CD Spotlight. Eminently Competitive - Mozart works for clarinet, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... Paul Dean demonstrates his exemplary fluency ...'
Ensemble. Fortune Smiles - Gillian Wills was at Australia's Bangalow Music Festival