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Paul Fincham

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Paul Fincham
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Fincham in 2018
BornPaul Timothy Fincham
(1959-01-23) 23 January 1959 (age 62)
London, England
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materTonbridge School
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
💼 Occupation
👪 RelativesPeter Fincham, brother
🌐 Websitewww.paulfincham.com

Paul Timothy Fincham (born 23 January 1959) is a British composer.

Early life and family[edit]

Fincham is the younger brother of television producer Peter Fincham.[1] Educated at the independent Tonbridge School, Fincham read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was music director of the Cambridge Footlights. In 2012, following a career in the corporate world,[2] Fincham returned to composing, based in London.[3]

Notable compositions[edit]

Fincham backstage at the Royal Albert Hall with presenter Alan Titchmarsh (left) and conductor Toby Purser (right)

In February 2017, Fincham's first feature film score for A Reason to Leave won Best Original Score at the London International Filmmakers Festival.[4] The film, written and directed by Norman Gregory, also won Best Film at the same awards.[5]

Later that year, Fincham was commissioned by the London Philharmonic Choir to write a new Christmas carol. On 20 December 2017, "Ring the Bells" was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall at the choir's concerts presented by Alan Titchmarsh.[6] In 2018, "Ring the Bells" was published by Boosey & Hawkes.[7]

In 2018, Fincham was commissioned by the British Museum to write a new work inspired by their Celtic Collection. On 21 June 2018, along with his violin piece, Suilven, Awen (meaning poetic inspiration in ancient Welsh/Breton/Cornish) was premiered by the London Philharmonic Choir under their artistic director, Neville Creed.[1]

Fincham's first opera The Happy Princess, based on "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde, with a libretto by Jessica Duchen, was premiered by the Youth Company at Garsington Opera in August 2019.[8][not in citation given][citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jane Clinton (15 June 2018). "The City worker who changed his tune". Camden New Journal. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. "Panmure Gordon names new Head of Corporate Finance – Investment Funds". Panmure.com. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  3. "Paul Fincham". Paulfincham.com. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  4. "Film Festival International – London 2017 Winners". Filminternational.com.
  5. "A Reason to Leave (2016) – Full Cast and Crew". IMDb.com.
  6. "Ring the Bells documentary". Vimeo.com. 22 December 2017.
  7. "'Ring The Bells' (SATB divisi)". Boosey & Hawkes.
  8. "Garsington Opera: Young performers wanted". Oxford Mail. 7 September 2018.

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