B i o g r a p h y

Born in 1989, Paul Ballam-Cross is a composer and classical guitarist. He has completed a Bachelor of Music in Performance majoring in classical guitar, and has studied with both Karin and Isolde Schaupp. He has completed a Master of Information Studies, majoring in Librarianship, and is currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy, majoring in Musicology.


Paul is the co-founder and artistic director of One Two Three Chamber Music, which presents concerts across South-East Queensland.


Paul has an interest in new music, and a desire to expand the classical guitar’s use in contemporary classical music; he has participated in the premiere of several works, and his own compositions are published and recorded by Wirripang. Paul is a regular writer for Limelight Magazine. As an educator, Paul tutors at Moreton Bay College, and lectures at the University of Queensland.


Photo taken by Genesta Nicolson

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