PETER DAVIS began his musical education as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, and as top music scholar at Lancing College, West Sussex. He gained his ARCO at the age of 17, winning two performance prizes, and after a year as cathedral organ scholar in Salisbury, he spent three years as organ scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge. He graduated with a first-class degree in music, gaining the highest performance mark in his year on any instrument. He has toured and broadcast extensively as an accompanist and soloist on both organ and piano with many choirs, including performances throughout Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa with St John’s College Choir.
He has been Director of Music at Oakham School in September 2005, following on from five successful years running the music department at Haileybury, with whose Chamber Choir he won the BBC Songs of Praise title of School Choir of the Year in March 2005. He is an experienced choral and orchestral conductor, working regularly with a range of amateur and professional ensembles.
He has composed extensively since he was teenager, focusing particularly on choral music, but his catalogue also includes original compositions and arrangements for piano, instrumental solos and ensembles, and works for the theatre. Many of his works are written for the talented young musicians with whom he has worked in schools