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 St 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 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National 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. 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 is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.