Peter Fender

May 25, 2024

Peter has been in touch with a group of Gaza poets called the Gaza Poets Society. He has chosen three poems by Moe Moussa and is setting them to music. He, like so many, has wanted to do something ...

May 09, 2024

In July, Peter will make a trip through Italy to promote his first symphony. He will be travelling to meet various conductors and representatives of orchestras and conservatoires up and down the country to present each with a score of the symphony and to ...

April 18, 2024

Peter is delighted that he will conduct a rare performance of Psalm 130 by Lili Boulanger, on 21 September in London. It is one of her most powerful pieces, a setting of the words "From the depths I cry to you, o Lord". Boulanger wrote the work aged just 23 ...

February 06, 2024

Peter has run an orchestral course in Sicily, Italy for a number of years. This year sees the start of a new course in Italy, this one being in the north, in Lugo near Bologna. Here's a nice little ...

February 06, 2024

Peter's symphony, performed in London at the beginning of December, is now about 2 months old. Having had its first outing, Peter is seeking others ... a baby should see the outside world as much as possible ...

November 14, 2023

Peter has finished the writing of his new composition, a symphony, and is preparing the score and parts to be used in its first performance on 9 December. The symphony, his first, is about 40 minutes long and consists of ...

September 22, 2023

As part of the process of documenting writing his first symphony, Peter recently had a really interesting conversation with music psychologist John Sloboda. The interview has been published in three parts on Peter's ...

August 17, 2023

Peter has just released the first video in a series docuemting the writing of his 1st symphony. He is looking to de-mystify the composing process, and show something of what goes on as he tries to put together the right notes in the ...

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