The English tenor, Paul Elliott, began his career as a choral singer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. There, as well as the King’s School Canterbury and Magdalen College at Oxford, he received his vocal training. His teachers were David Johnson and Peter Pears. The young tenor soon established himself as a leading representative in his field, above all as a soloist in oratorios and in the area of pre-classical music.
Paul Elliott has worked together with, among others, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Deller Consort, the Early Music Consort of London, Pro Cantione Antiqua and the Consort of Musique. The artist was a founding member of the London Early Music Group and the Hilliard Ensemble. He has become especially well known for his interpretations of ancient music with ensembles such Musica Antiqua Cologne.
Paul Elliott has participated in more than 90 recordings, including music from Perotin through Weber. Among the works recorded are George Frideric Handel’s Messiah with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra as well as Purcell’s King Arthur with John Eliot Gardiner. In addition, he has performed with many symphony orchestras, and also chamber ensembles such as the London Mozart Players or the English Chamber Orchestra. He participated in the television series ‘Music in Time’, moderated by James Galway, that is used today as a teaching tool for music history in many American Universities.