As one of Chetham’s most senior instrumental tutors, Peter Lawson has vast experience of developing the talents of young players as well as in a careers advisory role, assisting their progress towards university or conservatoire.
As a player, Peter has appeared as soloist with orchestra, in recital or for radio throughout the UK and in Europe, Japan and Russia. With a repertoire stretching from the baroque to contemporary jazz, Peter’s many commercial recordings include Satie (for EMI and awarded a Silver Disc), American Sonatas (2 volumes for Virgin Classics, acknowledged by a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to the USA) and Michael Nyman’s concerto (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). He regularly works with the recorder player John Turner and the Equivox Trio (with Rob Buckland, saxophone and Simone Rebello, percussion). His most recent project is recreating the tango quintets of Piazzolla with the Tango5 ensemble.
Peter is also tutor in piano and tutor in contemporary piano at the RNCM, an examiner for the Associated Board and at various times, external examiner for Huddersfield, Sheffield, Napier universities and Birmingham Conservatoire.