Paul Hillier is from Dorset in England and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Paul Hillier is from Dorset in England and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His career has embraced singing, conducting, composing, and writing about music, including books about Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich. In 1974, he founded the Hilliard Ensemble. In 1990, he moved to California and created the Theatre of Voices. From 1996 to 2003, Hillier was Director of the Early Music Institute at Indiana. In 2001, he became the Principal Conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Two years later, he moved to Denmark and became Chief Conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen. In 2006, he was awarded an OBE for services to choral music. In 2008, he became Chief Conductor of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and was appointed artistic director of the Coro Casa da Música in Porto. His recordings, over a hundred CDs, have won numerous prizes. In 2013, he was awarded the Order of Dannebrog in Denmark.
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