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Robert Peate (b. 1987) MMus DipRAM LRAM

“Ear-tingling … genuine music” Geoff Brown, The Times

“Incident-packed, capricious and emotional” Colin Anderson, Classical Source

“Moving and transient” Edward Clark, Feature Review

Having studied composition at Birmingham Conservatoire with Richard Causton and Edwin Roxburgh (graduating with first class honours) he received an entrance scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music (plus grants from the RVW Trust and the AHRC) to begin the MMus composition course under Simon Bainbridge, with additional tuition from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Over this two year period Robert was awarded various prizes for his work, including the Charles Lucas Memorial Prize for best composition, the Eric Coates Prize for the orchestral work Sinfonia Concertante, the 2012 RPS Composition Prize, the Alan Horne Prize, the Edwin Fischer Dove Prize for studentship, and more. On completing his MMus with distinction, Robert was also awarded an additional DipRAM.

Based in Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, Robert is currently completing a PhD at the RAM where he also receives additional guidance from Oliver Knussen. He has worked with many professional, student and amateur ensembles across Britain and abroad, with recent projects including a set of fanfares for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the Windsor Festival, a Violin Concerto with Vesselin Gellev and the LPO, a new piece for traditional Japanese instruments at the Tokyo University of Arts, and a commission for the 2017 Presteigne Festival.

Robert also teaches piano privately, has led composition projects in schools through the Ledbury Poetry Festival, is a ‘Britten-Pears young artist’, and a member of the ‘Herefordshire Composers' Workshop’.

Jan 2017


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