Peter Gane is one of Britain’s leading brass specialists. At the age of 16 he won an open scholarship to study trombone at the Royal Manchester College of Music and at the age of 19 he became a member of the London Symphony Orchestra. A founder and former president of the British Trombone Society with many publications to his credit, Peter Gane has earned particular recognition for his work with young people.
He has a long-standing association with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra where he has been professor of trombone since 1977 and 1984 respectively. As a teacher, brass specialist and conductor he has taken masterclasses and workshops in many European conservatoires and with professional groups in Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Holland, Austria, Italy and the USA.
His international reputation has recently been confirmed by the the presentation of the Neil Humfeld award for excellence in trombone teaching by the International Trombone Association.
He became a professor at the GSMD in 1971, was elected a Fellow of the School in 1981 and is currently Head of Department of the Wind and Percussion where he regularly conducts and records with the Guildhall School of Music Symphonic Wind Ensemble.