Peter Selwyn – principal conductor Symphony Orchestra – studied Modern Languages at Cambridge and piano at the RAM. Primarily known as an opera conductor, he has a repertoire of over 100, of which he has conducted around 50, in Germany, where from 1999-2004 he was Head of Music and Kapellmeisterat the Staatsheater Nürnberg, for UK companies including Welsh National Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera 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 including City of London Sinfonia and the Southbank Sinfonia.
As assistant conductor he worked for three seasons on the millennial Ring Cycle at Bayreuth, at the Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals, at Covent Garden, ENO, Glyndebourne and at the Hamburg, Strasbourg and Oslo opera houses.
He is co-founder and an Artistic Director of the Internationales Kammermusikfestival Nürnberg for whom he has conducted numerous operas by Benjamin Britten and two world premieres. He is also a Professor at the RCM.