Music Director Peter Selwyn
Peter studied Modern Languages at Cambridge, then piano at the Royal Academy of Music. Primarily known for his work in opera, he has conducted over 60 different works, for companies including Opera North, Welsh National Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park and Singapore Lyric Opera, and assisted at ROH, ENO, in Oslo and at the Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals. During 8 years in Germany he worked as Head of Music and Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, spent a season at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, and assisted for three seasons at the Bayreuther Festspiele. He co-founded and for nearly 20 years was co-Artistic Director of the Internationales Kammermusikfestival Nürnberg, where he conducted numerous Britten chamber operas and several operatic world premieres.
An experienced and passionate Wagnerian, he has worked on numerous full Ring Cycles, at Bayreuth, ROH, Nuremberg, Strasbourg, Longborough and with the LPO. This summer he will return to Bayreuth as Music Assistant on the new Ring, and will conduct Siegfried and Götterdämmerung to conclude the Graham Vick/Jonathan Dove Ring Saga, as part of the Grimeborn Festival at Hackney Empire.
He is a Professor at the Royal College of Music, a regular coach on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera, where he also works regularly on the music staff, and is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of the Lambeth Orchestra.