Peter Relph

Peter Relph is an award-winning composer based in Bristol, England. His music, described as “seizing the imagination pulling you straight into its world” (Scottish Herald) has been performed by ensembles such as Scottish Opera, The Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Variances, and Williamson Voices. He has collaborated with numerous notable writers and artists, including Rowan Williams and Robert Vilain. His music has been performed across Europe and America; including the SOUND Festival (Aberdeen), the Victoria International Arts Festival (Malta) and the Basilica Church of St Peter and St Paul (Philadelphia). His music is published by GIA publications. Recordings of his music include ‘Tenebrae Lumini’ and ‘Ave Redemptor’, performed by the Same Stream Choir on their CD Abide.

Peter studied music at the Universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge, before commencing his PhD at the University of Bristol. His main musical influences are found in reconciling and continuing the British Pastoral Tradion. From 2016, he has been a member of the Senior Common Room, and Director of Music at Wills Hall, University of Bristol.