Paul Beckett

British violist Paul Beckett is a member of ensemble recherche since 2017. He was a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy 2016/17 and a chosen artist for the Bauhaus Residence in Dessau.

He regularly collaborates with Ensemble Modern, including guest principal for the Ensemble Modern Orchestra and international performances in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. In Addition to his work with Ensemble Modern and Mobile Beats Ensemble, Paul has performed with Ensemble Interface, Sed Contra, Garth Knox and Megumi Kasakawa, and is an invited guest solo viola with the Mainz Staatsorchester.

His work with notable composers includes Beat Furrer, Helmut Lachenmann, Enno Poppe, Wolfgang Mitterer and Hans Abrahamsen. Paul attended Chethams School of music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, before attending Frankfurt Hochschule for Musik for a specialized masters in contemporary music.