News and Events

Giving a lecture at the Darmstadt New Music
Germany, August 1990



March 2017

    World Premiere of “Medjugorje” for string orchestra and percussion

    Le Petit Trianon

    San Jose, California

    March 26th, 2017

    San José Chamber Orchestra

    Barbara Day Turner, director

Winter 2017

     Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, recorded by the Kiev      Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin with      Dmitri Tavanets as soloist, is scheduled to be released.


February, 2016

The composer will give a talk on his music at Furman University, South Carolina

Friday, February 19, 2015

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

World Premiere of San Francisco Arch for two pianos and two percussion

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

            Performed by Duo Runedako and Omar Carmenates


February, 2015

Carlota, an opera in three acts with libretto by the composer, was performed Sunday, February 15th, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95116, at 7 pm. The opera was directed by Daniel Helfgot with Barbara Day Turner conducting the ensemble. Soprano Susan Gundunas sang the title role of Carlota, Stephen Guggenheim, tenor, was Maximiliano, and mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker sang the role of Carlota’s handmaiden, Sara.


May, 2014

Article, “El Tema Histórico Como Obra Dramática” (“The Historical Subject as Drama”) published in “Arquetipos” Revista del Sistema CETYS Universidad, no. 33 (January-April): 51-57.


October 5, 2011

Etude no. 6 for solo guitar was performed by Swedish guitarist Magnus Andersson at Appreciation Hall, Foothill College.

March 12, 2011

Paul Davies appeared as soloist with the South Valley Symphony, conducted by John Graham, in a performance of Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto at The Gavilan College Theatre, Gilroy, CA.

 January 20, 2011

Two scenes from Paul Davies' new opera Carlota were presented at the University of California at San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center as part of the Sonic Diasporas Music Festival.

January 20, 2011

Cathedral 1947, for two pianos, a series of musical reflections on the work of Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, was performed by duo runedako at the University of California at San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center as part of the Sonic Diasporas Music Festival.

September 29, 2010

Cathedral 1947 for two pianos was performed at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, by duo runedako.

December 12 and 13, 2009

The Warsaw Concerto was performed by the Winchester Orchestra, conducted by Henry Mollicone, with Paul Davies as soloist.

May 23, 2009

Premiere of From a Theme by Brian Easdale for solo piano, performed by Paul Davies at Foothill College during the Music Department Faculty Recital.

May 6, 2009

The lecture/presentation “Is the Warsaw Concerto Really a Concerto?” was delivered at Foothill College.

October 26, 2006

Premiere of Lennon Variations for harpsichord and piano was performed by Kate Ryder and Jane Chapman, at The Warehouse, London, England.

November 24, 2006

Genji’s Visit to Utsusemi was performed at the Zwolle Guitar Festival by Nieuwe Ensemble, Amsterdam, conducted by Ed Spanjaard, with Helenus de Riljke, guitarist.

July 27, 2001

Quintetto Lamentazione for piano quintet premiered at the Ernst Bloch New Music Festival, Newport, Oregon.