About the arrangers
Peter Wildman was born in Yorkshire, England in 1957. He studied piano with Ryszard Bakst at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Whilst working for his honours degree, Peter took a keen interest in composition and took lessons with Petr Eben, Anthony Gilbert and Sir Lennox Berkeley. In 1980-1982 he studied post-graduate composition with Alfred Nieman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Peter’s compositions have won awards in the Ars Poetica, Citta di Barletta and TIM International Composition Competitions.
Currently, he runs a teaching practice in London and occasionally gives performances or lecture-demonstrations of his own works.
Peter Lawson was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School and at the Guildhall School of Music, where he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Composers’ Prize twice and graduated with a First Class degree and the Dove Memorial Prize for the best student. He later taught piano and composition and lectured on the structure of music there for eleven years. As a pianist and a composer he has had frequent broadcasts around the world and has made 10 CDs and 2 vinyls. He has recorded the entire works of Lord Berners as a soloist, as a piano duettist with Alan MacLean and as an accompanist in his songs to Dame Felicity Lott and Roderick Kennedy.
As a composer, he was first published by Peters Edition at the age of 19 and has currently had more than 130 compositions, orchestrations and arrangements published, particularly with Goodmusic, but also with Studio Music, Universal Edition and Stainer & Bell and has had performances all round the world, from Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan to the Philippines, Japan and Australia as well as in the United Kingdom, notably in London in the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and Fairfield Hall, Croydon. Outside London, notable performances have been at the Cheltenham, Bath, Huddersfield and Sevenoaks Festivals, York Minster and Exeter Cathedral.