JOHN PAUL EKINS
John Paul Ekins has given performances throughout the UK and Europe, and has been broadcast on the BBC, on Romanian national television and radio, and on Polish television. He holds a first-class honours degree from the Royal College of Music and a distinction in Masters of Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a scholar and studied with Charles Owen.
He has performed as soloist at a number of prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Purcell Room. Ekins recently made his début at the Royal Albert Hall, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue alongside Southbank Sinfonia.
International competition successes include some 19 awards, scholarships and prizes, and he was particularly honoured to be presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at a reception for young performers at Buckingham Palace.