Paul Goodwin is well known for his creative and dynamic programming and incorporating period style within the traditional orchestral world. He has achieved acclaim for delivering fresh, exciting and original accounts of mainstream repertoire as well as his historically informed interpretations. His extensive repertoire spans from the 14th century to the present day.
Paul Goodwin is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival (California, USA) and Principal Guest Conductor of Cappella Aquileia. He has conducted orchestras throughout the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, New World Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam, Auckland, Helsinki and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics and radio orchestras in Munich, Frankfurt, Hannover and Leipzig.
Recent and future highlights include his Japanese conducting debut at the Chofu International Music Festival, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Les Violons du Roy, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
For 11 years Paul Goodwin was the Associate Conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music with whom he toured extensively and made recordings of Schütz choral music, Mozart’s singspiel Zaide and two discs of music by John Tavener, commissioned for the AAM. Three of these CDs were nominated for Grammy (USA) and Gramophone (UK) awards. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra for 6 years, collaborating with artists such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Joshua Bell, Maria Joao Pires, Mstislav Rostropovich and Magdalena Kožená.