Peter Stark

CONDUCTOR
Hon DMus, Hon FTCL, Hon ARAM, GRSM, ARCM

 

One of the things that continually drives me is that ‘it can always be better’! It doesn’t matter how much you work at something, it can always be improved. We never stop learning.

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Hi and welcome!

Traditionally, conductors might seem rather daunting but I hope as you find your way around this site you’ll see that this is not necessarily so. I hope that I can inspire others to listen, to learn and to respect fellow musicians, as well as to enjoy what they are doing!

My motivation to conduct came from many different influences but, simply put, orchestral music is the most beautiful thing in the world, and to work with musicians, whether professional, amateur, students or children, is both an honour and a joy.

One of the things that continually drives me is that ‘it can always be better’! It doesn’t matter how much you work at something, it can always be improved. We never stop learning. For the conductor, it’s just as much about clear communication and strong leadership as it is about technique.

As a boy I was everything from a ballet dancer to football supporter. (No, please don’t ask which clubs!) The zest for life, expression and enthusiasm these experiences gave me have been major influences in my career which is the guiding force of my life.   Please browse around and do contact me if you have any questions.

My biography, repertoire and curriculum vitae are available on the links at the top of this page.

Testimonials

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Professor John Ludlow, Violinist

Your remarks to the audience were wise and informative and your adjudication and comments encouraging, sensitive and helpful.  You rank among the best adjudicators we have had, and apart from the obvious verbal communication you have something very special which gives extra conviction - you also communicate your sincerity, commitment and integrity.  These are rare qualities in any sphere of life, and ones which we learn to value ever more highly; it is delightful to see them presented as an example to young musicians.  They are also characteristics which have always set you apart from - and above - the great majority of our colleagues. With my warmest respect and affection.

 

Professor John Ludlow Violinist 29/10/2015

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