Great news from the Royal Academy of Music as it announces that Robert Peate is the winner of the Worshipful Company Priaulx Rainier Composition Prize. Rob is currently a PhD student at the RAM supervised by Simon Bainbridge, where he continues his research into writing for consorts of instruments amongst other things. Over his time at the RAM, Robert has also received much valuable tuition from Christopher Austin, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, or Oliver Knussen.
His music takes on a wide range of influences, stemming from a diverse musical upbringing, where prevalent features often include a directness of character, textural depth, and a sense of thematic unity and direction. Robert has enjoyed performances of his work at venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Duke’s Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Snape Maltings, Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial War Museum (London), Adrian Boult Hall and Thalia Hall, and has worked with various professional, student and amateur ensembles including BCMG, The Academy Manson Ensemble, Chroma , Fretwork, Orchestra of the Swan, The Britten-Pears Composers Ensemble, The Solaris and Castalian String Quartets, as well as with renowned performers such as Christopher Redgate, Rolf Hind, Elgar Howarth, Clare Hammond and Frank Ollu. Robert is also a ‘Britten-Pears young artist’.
Have a look at his works here.