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Paul Hillier

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Paul Hillier has been Artistic Director of Theatre of Voices since 1990. Founding director of the Hilliard Ensemble, and present Chief Conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen, his career has embraced singing, conducting, and writing about music. His books about Arvo Pärt and Steve 
Reich, and numerous anthologies of choral music, are published by Oxford University Press.

He has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Davis, and from 1996-2003 was Director of the Early Music Institute at Indiana University. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE for services to choral music. In 2007 he received the Order of the White Star of Estonia, and was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Choral Recording (with the Estonian Philharmonic  Chamber Choir).

In 2008 he was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, and in 2009 was invited to form the new Coro Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal. He won a second GRAMMY in 2010 (with Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen), and in 2013 he was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark.