Dr Peter Fribbins
Director of Music Programmes
Prof. Peter Fribbins is a composer whose music is performed and recognised internationally. He studied with the German composer Hans Werner Henze and at the Royal Academy, Royal Holloway and Nottingham universities. There is now a corpus of more than 30 works, much of it widely performed and recorded: his first string quartet, ‘I Have the Serpent Brought’ was also the title for the 2010 CD release of much of his chamber music for strings (including performances by the Allegri Quartet and Raphael Wallfisch & John York).
Other CDs include ‘The Moving Finger Writes’ (2012) – featuring his Piano Concerto (performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), and his second string quartet (with the Chilingirian Quartet) – and also ‘Dances & Laments’ (2013), including numerous other chamber works. Fribbins’ Violin Concerto was premiered in 2015 by Philippe Graffin and the English Chamber Orchestra, with further performances in Lithuania and Berlin, and will be recorded by the Royal National Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the end of 2016.
Peter Fribbins has taught at Hertfordshire University, Royal Holloway, Birkbeck College London and the Royal College of Music and has been Director of Music at Middlesex University since 2004. He is also Artistic Director of the weekly Sunday London Chamber Music Society Concerts based at London’s Kings Place.
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