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Peter Longworth

February 7th, 2020 | 1 min read

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Described as “dazzlingly-atmospheric” (the Glasgow Herald), Peter’s music has been performed internationally in countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in UK venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall,
the Cadogan Hall, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Saint Martin in the Fields. Ensembles who have commissioned his work include the London Mozart Players, the Edinburgh Quartet, the Hebrides Ensemble, and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. His music has also been recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra for Ablaze Records, and
workshopped publicly by both the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

An alumnus of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composers Programme and the RSNO Composers Hub, Peter studied composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Royal College of Music and with Matthew King at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is currently studying for a PhD at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the supervision of Stuart MacRae. A finalist in the 2014 Keuris Composers Contest and the 2015 Philip Bates Composition Prize, Peter’s work often draws on his strong affinity with Italian culture for inspiration. Peter has been a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 2018.