Peter Selwyn

Assistant Conductor

Peter studied Modern Languages at Cambridge and piano at the RAM. He has a repertoire of well over 120 operas, of which he has conducted around 60, in Germany, where from 1999-2005 he was Head of Music and Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, for UK companies including WNO, Opera North, ETO and Opera Holland Park and in Australia, Singapore, Hungary and the Czech Republic. As symphonic conductor he has worked with the Wiener Symphoniker, Nürnberger Philharmoniker and the Orchestra dell’ Teatro Comunale di Bologna, as well as with numerous UK orchestras. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Internationales Kammermusikfestival Nürnberg for whom he has conducted numerous Britten operas, several premieres and a wide concert repertoire. An experienced and passionate Wagnerian, he has worked on seven full Ring Cycles, as assistant at Bayreuth, Nuremberg and Strasbourg, and on the music staff at the ROH. He has conducted Die Walküre in the Jonathan Dove reduction for Berwick Festival Opera, and will conduct Das Rheingold in this version at the Grimeborn Festival this summer. The production of The Rape of Lucretia he conducted there last summer was the recipient of the OFFIE Best Opera Award for 2018. Peter is a regular coach at the RCM and on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at ROH.