Paul Dyer AO

The St. Gabriel's community is honoured to have Paul Dyer, Artistic Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, as our Patron.

As the Artistic Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer is one of Australia’s leading specialists in period performance styles. A charismatic leader, he co-founded the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 1990 as a natural outcome of his experience as a performer and teacher of baroque and classical music, and he has been the orchestra’s Artistic Director since that time. Paul has devoted his performing life to the harpsichord, fortepiano and chamber organ as well as conducting the Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir.

Paul is an inspiring teacher and has been a staff member at various Conservatories throughout the world. His achievements have been recognsied by his inclusion in the Australia Day Honors List on 26 January 2013.

Paul has been awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to the performing arts, particularly orchestral music as a director, conductor and musician, through the promotion of educational programs and support for emerging artisits.