Paul Sutin is a composer, music & TV producer and recording specialist born in Windsor, England. He has written and arranged over 100 songs and sound tracks over 35 years. His meeting with Steve Howe in 1984, when the UK group "YES" WAS on tour, launched his career, with songwriting for the albums Seraphim, Voyagers, Skyline, Time and Pulling Strings which resulted in a Top Billboard hit song “Polar Flight”.
Sutin went on to produce Chet Baker’s Silent Nights “Christmas Gold album” and began recording and mixing for Phil Collins and writing songs with Jermaine Jackson (Jackson 5) in the 80s & 90s.
He set up his first Studios and Mobile recording facility in 1986, and by 2004 he founded the world-class Legend Music Studios and Entertainment Centre in Switzerland. The studios have attracted world famous artists such as Coldplay, Pink, Alicia Keys and the Quincy Jones Big Band. Disney also recorded in the studios with Phil Collins for the Tarzan and Brother Bear movies.
The studios also kicked off Paul Sutin's "Media Production" activities, producing and directing TV shows, music videos & documentaries for Buenavista Pictures, BBC Television, MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, History Channel (U.S.A.), Channel 4 (U.K.), Public Television (USA) , France 3, France Canal +, Arte -Mezzo (France) , RTS (Switzerland), RAI (Italy), 3SAT (Germany).
He has engineered ADR sessions with Sophia Loren, Roger Moore, Michael Caine and worked with Film producers such as Peter Greenaway and Jean-Luc Godard.
Beyond these achievements Sutin has devoted his life to the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), since the late 1980’s, where he worked and recorded with Yehudi Menuhin. In 1988 Sutin was appointed President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Academy. Sutin’s mission focused on preserving the heritage of the great violin masters through teaching & concert performances. The legendary violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov became artistic director in 2009. This unique collaboration has resulted in the development of a unique "world class" Academy where exceptionally gifted students are granted scholarships to complete a Masters Degree in performing arts.
In 2001 Sutin was appointed director of the Phil Collins’ Performing Arts Foundation “Little Dreams”, specialised in the support of young gifted artists. As Music Director of the Little Dreams Foundation since 2001, Sutin has developed and trained over 150 young artists, some of whom went on to study at the Berklee School of Music, Boston, USA and to sign with Universal, Disney and other major labels. This resulted in close collaboration with UNICEF, where Sutin produced a charity album released on EMI’s Capital records label which included live performances at the United Nations, helping to raise awareness for Human Rights.
Since 1986 Paul Sutin has been teaching at Webster University and is heading the Media & Communications program. He teaches courses in Media Production for Film, Music, Art, History, Video and Interactive media.