Paul Milner was born in Edinburgh and after a musical education, moved to Manchester to study at the Royal Northern College of Music. On leaving the RNCM with a Diploma in Professional Performance, Paul freelanced with some of the UK's leading orchestras, before gaining the position of Principal Bass Trombone with the Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds in 1993.
Having spent 14 years there, the position of Principal Bass Trombone in the London Symphony Orchestra became vacant. Paul was successful in gaining membership to the orchestra and began his role in 2007. Along with his very busy role in the orchestra, Paul is committed to the LSO Discovery education department. This involves playing his trombone to children in hospitals, coaching gifted children and community projects, to name but a few.