Paul Farr

Paul began his musical career at the age of 7, when he learnt the violin at Haverhill Music School. After he finally realised that he was never going to understand 4th position, he swapped his rosin for some valve oil and found his true vocation, the Tuba.

He played with the Haverhill Silver Band and local quintet 'Polished Brass' during his school years and after a brief spell at City of Cambridge Brass Band, he left to study music at the University of Huddersfield where he studied the tuba with Andrew Duncan (Hallé Orchestra). Whilst in Huddersfield, Paul played with some of the region's top brass bands including Brighouse & Rastrick, and Besses o' th' Barn, and was nominated for the Harry Mortimer Prize for best brass player in his final year.

After leaving university, Paul moved to London, playing with various ensembles, including LPYO, Anglia Brass Academy, Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, the Real Brass Quintet, and was an original member of Surrey Brass. After some time away travelling, Paul moved to Suffolk to live and work. Brass ensemble playing remains his focus, spending his time with Prime Brass and 'TUBE', a local brass quintet.