About: Robert Peate

After beginning lessons on the piano at age 7, Robert was subsequently immersed in a large variety of music throughout his school and college years. Playing cello and double bass in local orchestras, solo piano, as well as drums, guitar, organ and vocals in a variety of bands, for which he also wrote a great deal. He received his first formal lessons in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2006, where he studied for four years under Richard Causton and Edwin Roxburgh. Graduating in 2010 with first class honours, he was subsequently offered an entrance scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music to begin the MMus composition course. He is currently studying under Simon Bainbridge with support from the RVW Trust and the AHRC. His work has been performed around the country in various contemporary music events, recently including the Spitalfields Festival, Frontiers Plus, UK MicroFest, NON-CLASSICAL, as well as Frank Zappa’s 70th Birthday Celebrations. He has worked closely with professional, student and amateur ensembles, as well as with renowned performers such as oboist Christopher Redgate, pianist Rolf Hind, and conductor Frank Ollu. Robert is currently based in Kentish Town, London.

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