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Paul-Isaac Franks

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Paul-Isaac Franks Biography

Paul-Isaac Franks was born in 1983 and graduated from the prestigious Joint Course between Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music with first-class honours. He studied his Masters degree in composition under Anthony Gilbert at the RNCM, where he studied Durufle's Messe Cum Jubilo and worked on developing his choral idiom.

In 2003 he won the Manchester Cathedral Composition prize for his choral piece Evening Praise. This was the beginning of a journey which led to his focussing his composition on creating music for the Catholic liturgy. Throughout this process he established ties with local choirs including Ad Solem and the St. Philip Neri Singers and had several pieces sung in Masterclass by the BBC singers. Most formative was to be his experiences singing chant and polyphony for the Traditional Catholic liturgy. In 2008 he won the Choir and Organ competition for his SATB work Inviolata which was premiered by Westminster Cathedral choir in October 2008.

He is active as a musician and teacher in Manchester.

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