PAUL WHITTAKER OBE

PAUL WHITTAKER OBE

PAUL WHITTAKER OBE

Paul Whittaker was born in 1964 and has been deaf since birth. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be a musician and, after getting a music degree from Wadham College Oxford and a post-graduate diploma from the RNCM, he founded “Music and the Deaf” to encourage deaf people to access and enjoy music. He ran this for 27 years before leaving in 2015 to pursue a freelance career.

In 1992, Paul began signing musical shows in the West End and on tour, including Les Miserables, Cats and West Side Story. He has appeared at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and has worked with The Sixteen, Rambert Dance and Opera North.

He has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Huddersfield and the Open University and in 2007 was given an OBE for services to Music.

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 “I’m so delighted to be a Patron of the Piece Hall and to support what is a really phenomenal place.”

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