Peter Esswood

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Junior Guildhall
String Chamber Music Co-ordinator


Peter Esswood’s musical career has been of a varied and distinguished nature, a singer, conductor, solo cellist, and a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His extensive playing career has included working with many distinguished chamber musicians and playing under many eminent conductors. 

As a member of the Ariosi String Quartet he has appeared on BBC Television in Top of the Pops, the series Everyman and Horizon. In a solo capacity he has recorded incidental music for BBC Television and Radio programmes including Timewatch, The Artist’s Eye, Doctors to be and The Sea. 

Peter was Head of Strings at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama from 1992-2012 and as both a performer and teacher has given masterclasses in the UK and abroad including Shanghai, Helsinki, Tampere, Weimar and Singapore. He has coached chamber music at the prestigious Tibor Varga international summer school in Switzerland and Pro Corda.