Peter Seivewright was born in Skipton, England, in 1954. He studied music at Oxford and then spent three years as a post-
Peter Seivewright has performed extensively as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Denmark (eight recital tours), Latvia, Estonia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Australia (four recital tours), China, Kuwait, the United States of America and Russia. Notable successes in Europe include his recital on the opening night of the Heilbronn International Piano Forum, a recital which was enthusiastically reviewed in papers and journals in Germany and Italy, and his 1994 recital in the International Masters of the Keyboard series in Bruges, Belgium. One of the few British pianists ever to be invited to perform in this major European piano recital series, his performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Sonata were rapturously received with a prolonged standing ovation. Peter Seivewright has given recitals and concerto performances in the best-
He has appeared as concerto soloist with a number of leading British orchestras, including the Hallé Orchestra, the Milton Keynes City Orchestra, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the Scottish Sinfonietta, the Strathclyde Sinfonia, Camerata Scotland, the Scottish Baroque Soloists, and the Paragon Ensemble, with whom he has appeared as a soloist on a number of occasions. In 1998 he gave the world première of the Piano Concerto by the Scottish composer Rory Boyle, with the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Liepaja, Latvia, and in 2001 gave the première in the countries of the former Soviet Union of the Piano Concerto (1930) by the English Romantic composer John Ireland (1879-
Peter Seivewright’s CD discography is extensive and includes: The Complete Piano Music of Carl Nielsen (2CDs – Naxos), Contemporary Scottish Piano Music, (Merlin), and the major piano works by the Danish Romantic composer Victor Bendix (Rondo Records, Copenhagen). Peter is working through a series of ten CDs for Divine Art featuring all of the 90 Piano Sonatas of Baldasarre Galuppi, the last great composer of the Venetian Republic.