Paul Edlin has a career that encompasses composing, performing, lecturing and artistic direction. Edlin studied at the Royal College of Music - Edwin Roxburgh (composition) and John Wallace (trumpet) and at Sussex University where he took his doctorate (Michael Finnissy). His works have been performed by many of the UK’s leading artists such as London Sinfonietta, Arditti Quartet, Sarah Connolly CBE, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nicholas Daniel, Rolf Hind, Psappha and the Britten and Southbank Sinfonias. His works have been broadcast on BBC 2, BBC Radio 3, as well as on radio & television abroad. He was elected President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (2011 to 2012). He is Director of Music at Queen Mary University of London and is Artistic Director of Deal Festival.