Meet the author

Paul Dawson-BowlingPaul Dawson-Bowling studied classics and philosophy at school and at Oxford, and joined the Civil Service before beginning, at 29, to train as a Doctor of Medicine. For thirty years he was a family doctor in Kent. In retirement, he remains a trustee of the Sick Doctors Trust.

In 1958, when still a schoolboy, he bicycled across Europe for the Bayreuth Festival. For twenty-five years he has been a principal reviewer for Wagner News. He has published articles in the UK and America; he is also well known as a lecturer. He is married to the harpsichordist, Elizabeth de la Porte, whose great love of Bach and Couperin he shares.

Both The Wagner Experience and its Meaning to Us and CDs of six of Paul’s lectures are available to buy on this site.