Peter joined Benslow as Head of Music in November 2021 and moved to the role of Chief Executive in August 2022.
He studied the viola at the Royal College of Music and has followed a dual career in performance and education. He held posts at the University of Southampton, taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and spent a year as interim Director of Performance Studies at Oxford University. He moved to adult education in 2014 when he took the post of Classical Music Programme Manager at Morley College London before spending five years there as Head of Music and Performing Arts.
Peter has enjoyed a wide-ranging performing career alongside his work in education. He joined Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra straight from music college before going on to freelance with ensembles including the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He worked in West End musicals and on backing tracks for pop bands, and can be seen (very briefly) in the feature film adaptations of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’. As a 'historical' performer he worked with groups such as La Serenissima, The London Handel Orchestra and the English Baroque Soloists.