Peter Bussereau, while at the University of London, became an external student at the Guildhall School of Music, studying at first with Max Morgan and later with Josef Aranof. In 1981 he gained the Silver Medal from the Guildhall School following his diploma recital. After being awarded the Kathleen Nixon Scholarship from London University he became a full-time student at the Guildhall School but shortly after took up an appointment with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Peter has continued his studies with Homi Kanga and Hugh Bean. Having worked with many of the country’s leading orchestras he is currently a member of the BBC Concert Orchestra as well as directing his own chamber orchestra, the Camerata of Luton, and leading the Quartet Camerata. He has appeared as soloist with several orchestras in southern England, performing in many venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London and St. Albans Abbey and has broadcast on BBC Three Counties Radio.
Peter’s previous appearances with the Hitchin Symphony Orchestra were as a most sensitive and memorable soloist in a performance a few seasons ago of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor and a great performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major in December 1995. The Orchestra is delighted to welcome him back again tonight as a soloist to perform the Elgar Violin Concerto.