Born in Winchester in 1968, Paul Janes is one of the finest British pianists of his generation, whose performances have been consistently praised for their profound sensitivity and intellectual understanding, beauty of sound and technical brilliance.
Paul studied from 1986 to 1991 with Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was awarded all the College's major prizes. He has won numerous other awards,including scholarships from the Countess of Munster and Ian Fleming Trusts, and prizes in many international competitions, including Dudley, Terni (Italy)and Glasgow.
He has performed at many of Britain's major concert halls, including the Royal Albert Hall (London), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. He has played concertos with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Worthing Symphony, Lakeland Sinfonia and City of Glasgow Philharmonic. Conductors he has worked with include Yan Pascal Tortelier, Leonard Slatkin, Richard Hickox, Martyn Brabbins, James Loughran and Barry Wordsworth. Paul is equally at home in solo and chamber music recitals, having appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham International Festival and Lake District Summer Music. He took the solo piano role in the BBC Phiharmonic's 1995 Proms performance of Stravinsky's Petrushka, where his performance was hailed by the press as 'dazzling'.
Paul is one the finest teachers in the UK and has taught at the Royal Northern College of Music since 1994.