Paul Castles is an internationally-working composer based in New York City and Sydney. His work has been performed in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States.
THE FOUNTAIN (with South Korean librettist by Chae-kyung Lee) was produced by Theater Troupe Georipae and won Best New Musical at the 6th Daegu International Musical Festival. Their other collaborations include adaptations of MISS JULIE for the 2012 International Festival for the Centenary of Strindberg in Seoul and THE MAN WHO NEVER YET SAW A WOMAN’S NAKEDNESS by Mortiz Rinke for the 2014 Miryang Summer Festival.
He has been commissioned by the Nexas Quartet and Peter Coleman-Wright, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Three Act Theater, Chronology Arts, Clare Cook Dance Theater, Halcyon, Clock Ensemble, and various other companies and solo performers. His work has been developed by the Sundance Institute, Victorian Opera, Salt Lake Acting Company, New York Theater Workshop, Cybec 21st Century Young Composers Program, Playwrights Foundation, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows.
Paul is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program of the Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.