Paul Max Edlin has a career that encompasses composing, performing, lecturing and artistic direction. He studied at the Royal College of Music and University of Sussex where he took his doctorate. His works have been performed both nationally and abroad by many of the UK’s leading artists such as London Sinfonietta, Arditti Quartet, Dame Sarah Connolly CBE, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nicholas Daniel, Rolf Hind, Psappha and the Britten and Southbank Sinfonias. He was Composer in Residence for London Chamber Orchestra 2016 - 2017. His works have been broadcast on BBC 2, BBC Radio 3, as well as on radio & television abroad. He was elected President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (2011 to 2012). From 2008 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of Sounds New, a time that the festival flourished. He is currently Director of Music at Queen Mary University of London and Artistic Director of Deal Music & Arts (formerly Deal Festival of Music and the Arts). He is also a trustee of Cantoris Charitable Trust and a member of the board of the Shadwell Opera.