COMPOSER

Richard Peat was one of a handful of composers from across the world to be awarded a scholarship by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to study with him at the Dartington International Summer School in 2008. Supervised by Rhian Samuel, he received his composition doctorate from City University in 2007. His music has been performed by leading artists including the London Sinfonietta, the Kreutzer Quartet, Onyx Brass, Icebreaker, the Moonlight Symphony Orchestra, New Century Players, Ixion, the Korros ensemble, the Marylebone Trio, the Aurora Ensemble, Martyn Brabbins, Nicholas Cleobury, Stephen Layton, Samara Ginsberg, Andrew Morley, Patrick Bailey, Jane Manning, Trinity Boys’ Choir, Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, and the choir of St Bride’s Fleet Street. The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge and Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, conducted by Sarah MacDonald, have recorded a full-length CD of Peat’s music for release in 2021.

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