Mission and Vision Staff & Board of Directors Artistic Leadership Production Staff Internships & Job Opportunities Get Involved Press Room
“When words leave off, music begins.” - Heinrich Heine
Concertmaster; Director of Monday Main Concert
Home Town: London, England
In the early 1980s, Peter Hanson formed The Hanson String Quartet, which went on to give regular BBC broadcasts, tour extensively and make several recordings. After the quartet gave its final concert, Peter Hanson became fascinated with period instrument performance. He was invited to lead the English Concert by Trevor Pinnock, and within a year was travelling the world playing the baroque repertoire. Soon a vision of a new quartet emerged and the Eroica Quartet was formed with colleagues from the world of period instrument performance. In addition to working with the Quartet, Peter also leads Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. The orchestra was featured in the BBC television costume drama Eroica, in which Hanson both played music and acted. He has been invited as guest-leader with the Hallé Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. He now travels abroad to lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre, L’Orchestre des Champs-Elysée and a new French orchestra, La Chambre Philharmonique, which is a period instrument group specializing in classical and romantic repertoire. In addition to performance, Hanson has been teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 2005.
Performance: Orchestra : Strings : Violin
Detailed Bio & Discography: