He was awarded a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1971, where he studied the horn with Ivan David Gray, Anthony Halstead and Anthony Chidell. In 1972 he was awarded the Ian Whitfield Memorial Prize for horn playing.
After leaving in 1975 he was appointed 4th horn with the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet Orchestra before joining the CBSO. Peter has played low horn and Wagner Tuba with most of the orchestras in the UK, notably the LSO and the Philharmonia.
Peter’s position on the committee is custodian of the BHS Library.