Biography

Peter’s work is currently divided between scores for contemporary ballet and film & television. Very much in demand as a ballet composer Peter has recently completed his 3rd ballet (Broken Wings for ENB which opened to huge critical and popular success in April 2016) and is shortly to start on a new commission for Scottish Ballet. His full length ballet score based on Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real was premiered by Atlanta Ballet in 2015 to rave reviews, his score for Scottish Ballet’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire also opened to five-star reviews and has received huge international acclaim winning the Sky Arts Dance award and an Olivier award nomination.

His media work is also internationally renowned, principally his music for Call the Midwife – which won the Best Television Programme Music category at the Music and Sound Awards 2016 – as well as other high profile productions including dramas such as Cider With Rosie, Five Daughters (nominated for Best Original Score at the RTS awards) Great Expectations (BBC) and documentaries including Francesco’s Venice and Simon Schama’s The Power of Art (BBC2).

His extensive theatre work includes many scores for productions by the RSC, The National Theatre and Shared Experience Theatre.

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