Peter Wilson – Cello

Peter Wilson

Yorkshireman Peter started playing the cello at the age of seven.  He went on to study at the Royal College of Music gaining a BMus (Hons) and a PGDip in Orchestral Performance, supported by a Leverhulme Postgraduate Scholarship.

Peter was the class swot, being awarded the highest mark of all the cellists for his final recital.  During his time at the RCM, Peter won the Anna Shuttleworth Competition for Unaccompanied Cello, and the Leo Stern Award for Violoncello.

Peter has played principal cello with the RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) National Symphony Orchestra, with the English National Opera and has performed in a string quartet for the Queen at St. James’ Palace.  Now based in Warwickshire, Peter frequently plays with Orchestra da Camera around the Midlands, and with the Bergonzi String Quartet based in Stratford.  He has recently been playing electric cello in a musical production of Peter Pan at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and recording for singer/songwriter John Garrison’s solo album, where his cello playing can be heard along with Natalie Clein.  This year he has recorded cello at Abbey Road Studios for a soon to be released horror film!

Peter is the proud father two beautiful boys. When not looking after the famly, Peter enjoys an occasional jog or walk in the countryside and tries hard never to miss a Manchester United match.