BIOGRAPHY – PAUL SUTIN
Paul Sutin, composer and writer, music and TV producer, performer and recording specialist born in Windsor, England. With a B.A and MBA at the University of San Francisco and a PhD at Union Graduate Institute in Ohio, Sutin has always been involved in music. His meeting with Steve Howe (YES) in 1984 launched his public career with song writing for the albums Seraphim, Voyagers, Skyline, Time and Pulling Strings, which resulted in the Top 20 Billboard Hit song “Polar Flight”. Sutin first performed the Seraphim compositions at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988 after which he toured frequently in the USA and Asia.
As Music Director of the Phil and Orianne Collins’ foundation for young music talents “Little Dreams” since 2001, Paul Sutin developed and trained over 200 young artists, some of whom went on to study at the Berklee School of Music, Boston, Massachusetts and to sign contracts with Universal, Warner, Disney and other major labels. This also resulted in a close collaboration with UNICEF, where he produced the LDF charity album for UNICEF released on EMI Capital records and performed live at the United Nations.
Among his portfolio of achievements, Sutin produced the legendary Chet Baker Silent Nights Christmas Album, which won the gold record “Phonoverband” award in Europe. Sutin also recorded for the Vatican (Pope John Paul II) at the summer residence Castel Gandolfo in 1996 and 1998. With his mobile recording truck, Sutin recorded the Quincy Jones Big Band and won the Sony Radio Academy Award for the recording of Cold Play’s” Viva la Vida” live concert in Munich in 2008. Sutin was also awarded by BBC Music Magazine “ Best Orchestral recording of the Year” in January 2007.
Sutin has also devoted his life to the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), since the late 1970s, where he worked and recorded for Lord Menuhin. Currently President of the IMMA based in Coppet and Gstaad, Switzerland, Sutin oversees the academy and produces concerts all over the world.
Sutin set up his first studio and mobile recording facility in 1986, in Gland, Switzerland and worked with world famous artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Maxim Vengerov, Montserrat Cabaleé, Angela Gheorghiu, Alicia Keys, Pink, Gilberto Gil, Jermaine Jackson, Phil Collins, Sean Lennon etc., as well as promising local talent. Many international hits have come out of Sutin’s studios including the Phil Collins album “Going back” – reaching Platinum in 26 countries.
Sutin has devoted a part of his life to teaching since 1986. Teaching History and Media Communications at Webster University in Geneva since 1986. Sutin has always prioritized teaching ever since the completion of his PhD. His priority has been to stay in touch with new generations of students and assimilate new and always-‐changing perspectives and concerns.
Today Paul Sutin has combined all of these activities in the Legend Foundation that brings together the “Little Dreams Foundation” with the worlds of performing arts, philanthropy and social responsibility.