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Professor Peter Wiegold

Professor Peter Wiegold
Divisional Lead, Music & Theatre

Gaskell Building 027


Peter has been a regular conductor of the Composers' Ensemble, most recently at The Royal Academy of Art in a concert for artist Tom Phillips (2005) and in Dartington, Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Holland. In the summer of 2002 he directed the Composers Ensemble in a Proms Portrait of Pierre Boulez in the presence of the composer.

Ensembles and orchestras Peter has worked with as a conductor since 2002 include the London Sinfonietta, Endymion Ensemble, Northern Sinfonia, Southbank Sinfonia. He has also conducted at home and internationally for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Joensuu Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia and Orchestra Camarata Labacensis, .

He is co-Artistic Director (with Colin Riley) of iF, a radical London Festival of new music and is Professor and Head of Music Research at Brunel University London.

He led an extended project with bcmgmixing improvisation, realisation and composition.This culminated in the opening concert of their 2004-5 seasonInvisible Cities which received outstanding reviews.

Peter also worked with composer Joby Talbot and Working Title productions, creating the music for Hunky Dory, a Catherine Zeta Jones film, which was produced in Swansea and Cardiff.

Newest selected publications

Wiegold, P. (2009) 'The end of the line (A brief encounter)'. FP: RNCM Musicians, Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.


Wiegold, P. (2009) 'Bow-wave'. FP: Birmingham Symphony Hall; Manchester Bridgewater Hall; Roundhouse, London. Commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra.


Wiegold, P. (2009) 'Kalachakra (revised)'. FP: Notes Inégales, Kings Place Festival.


Wiegold, P. (2009) 'Four winds'. FP: Schools' Prom, Royal Albert Hall. Commissioned by Music for Youth.


Wiegold, P. (2009) 'That man's talking nonsense (revised)'. FP: Hammers & Sticks, Newcastle University.

More publications(17)