In 2007, Paul created Naked Classics which he performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. It was an ambitious new concert series which set out to explore classical music in a fresh and totally accessible format. Naked Classics took some of the greatest works in the orchestra’s repertoire and transformed them into a highly approachable, yet sophisticated concert experience.
Since then, Paul has performed music-discovery concerts for adults with orchestras throughout the UK, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Edward Gardner, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Thømas Sondergård.
In the first half of each concert, Paul examines a single work, guiding the audience with a presentation that not only explores the historical background of the music, but also investigates its construction. Using digital projection, live musical excerpts performed by the orchestra and interviews with the performers on stage, Paul delves into the music uncovering secrets in the score and deconstructing the composition.
In the second half of the concert, the audience experience a complete performance of the music.