Peter Fender

August 07, 2017

Peter has just completed writing a set of 3 short piano pieces entitled 'In Her Prime'. To say that they make use of 12-tone rows intersected with prime numbers makes them sound like pieces or dry academia, but they are full of life, contrast and (yes!) melody ...

August 03, 2017

Peter is looking for musicians/orchestras/choirs to commission a piece from him for £0.00. The only requirement is that you can guarantee a performance (as long as you like the piece that is!) and will provide him with a recording ...

Gustav Mahler
July 18, 2017

Peter is delighted to have been asked to provide a transicription of a piece of film music for a recording to be made by the Denner Clarinet Ensemble from Sicily. He has chosen Mahler's Adagietto (from his 5th symphony) which was memorably used in the Luchino Visconti film ...

June 05, 2017

A great day was had last Saturday, 3 June, as Peter lead a workshop on symphonies by Haydn and Vorisek in central London. An orchestra numbering 32 (an ideal size) admirably negotiated the many notes of symphony 99 by Haydn and ...

Scicli town centre
April 06, 2017

Each year Peter runs an orchestral course in the stunningly beautiful south eastern part of Sicily. This year is no exception! The course runs for the final week of July and will include a concert in its base of Scicli, which will include three ...

Gustac Mahler
April 06, 2017

Peter is delighted that he will be conducting Mahler's mamoth second symphony for the second time in September. Nicknamed 'Resurrection' this is possibly the most popular of Mahler's symphonies. It certainly contains a vast array of music - from distant horns ...

Philip Glass - by Steve Pyke
March 06, 2017

Peter is delighted to be conducting the UK premiere of Philip Glass's Symphony No.8 on Sunday 12 March. The piece was chose because it fitted well wit the other music in the programme and it wasn't realised that it will be a UK premiere until ...

January 24, 2017

Peter will be directing a performance of Haydn's great work 'The Creation' on Sunday 26 February. This will be the culmination of a weekend of work on the piece, which begins on Saturday afternoon. The weekend is a fundraising initiative - half of the proceeds ...

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