Peter Fender – Conductor

Having studied in London Peter is currently musical director of Mid Sussex Sinfonia, The Angel Orchestra, Chamber Academy Orchestra, the Six Centuries Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Britannica (which he founded in 2007, particularly keen to mix music with other art forms - such as acting, poetry, dance, comedy and video). Aside from his native England he has conducted in Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, and Romania.  He directs a popular course for amateur orchestral musicians in Sicily each year.

Peter leads conducting workshops in London - from days which introduce conducting to non-musicians to weekends for advanced conductors working with a full orchestra.

As a composer Peter has composed a wide variety of music - for (for example) piano solo, string quartet, wind ensemble, choirs and orchestras, and has received a number of commissions. He has released a recording of some his orchestral compositions; entitled ‘Speechless’ it includes works with solo parts for cello, sax, and mezzo-soprano. Full details of his compositions, recordings and indeed all of his musical activities please see his website (where there is also a short film about Peter and his work): www.peterfender.co.uk

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