Paul Hoskins has been appointed director of music at The Purcell School.

He is currently music director at dance company Rambert, where he developed the Rambert Music Scholarship to encourage young composers to write for dance.

As a conductor, Hoskins has worked with many major ballet companies and symphony orchestras in Europe and America. He has conducted Don Giovanni with Roderick Williams, The Magic Flute, and the world premiere of Stephen McNeff’s Clockwork at the Royal Opera House.

In addition, he works as a mentor for young musicians with the charity Future Talent, and as an adjudicator at youth music festivals.

‘The extraordinary talent of both students and staff at The Purcell School is clear to see,’ said Hoskins. ‘I am very excited to have the chance to work with these remarkable people, and I will do all I can to help realise the full potential of the school and everyone there.’