Peter’s work is currently divided between scores for contemporary ballet and film & television.
Very much in demand as a ballet composer Peter is now working on his 8th full length ballet, this one based on the life of Coco Chanel for Hong Kong National Ballet. Doña Peron (also choreographed by Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa) had its premiere in New York in April to rave reviews and The Crucible (chr. Helen Pickett for Scottish Ballet) finally had its London premiere at Sadler's Wells in June after a 2-year Covid delay and will tour to the USA in 2023. The Little Prince for BalletX (chr.Lopez Ochoa) was revived for a US tour in March - a piece which Peter not only scored but in which he also performs much of the music live on electric violin, banjo, mouthorgan and keyboard.
His other ballet scores are Frida for Dutch National Ballet Broken Wings ENB, Camino Real - based on the play by Tennessee Williams - for Atlanta Ballet and A Streetcar Named Desire which has established itself as a classic of narrative ballet. It has been performed regularly in Estonia as well as in the USA where it will open again next year. At its Scottish Ballet premier in 2011 Streetcar opened to five-star reviews and has received huge international acclaim winning the Sky Arts Dance award and an Olivier award nomination.
In 2019 Peter was nominated for a National Dance Award for 'Outstanding Creative Contribution'.
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 in addition to 2 Ascap Screen Music awards in the last couple of years – 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: Caravaggio (BBC2).
His extensive theatre work includes many scores for productions by the RSC, The National Theatre and Shared Experience Theatre.