MR Peter Neville

MR Peter Neville




  • PETER NEVILLE ;PERCUSSION Peter Neville is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was appointed Head Of Percussion there (now The Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music) in 2000. Since 2013 he has also been the inaugural Head Of Percussion at The Australian National Academy Of Music. Whilst he works across the range of musical styles he has a particular commitment to new music. As the percussionist of the ELISION Ensemble for thirty-two years, Peter has been involved with practically all their concerts, compact discs, and international tours. Works including Chris DENCH's DRIFTGLASS, for percussion and ensemble and Richard Barrett's; ABGLANZBELADEN- AUSEINANDERGESCHRIEBEN, have been written for and premiered by him. Peter is also a current member of the Bolt Ensemble, Ensemble Density and the Nick Tsiavos Ensemble and works regularly with organisations including Arcko Symphonic and The Melbourne Composers League. He has previously been a member of groups including Jouissance, the David Chesworth Ensemble ,The Raga Dolls Salon Orchestra, ,Six Degrees Ensemble and SPEAK Percussion and he has recorded and toured internationally with each of them. His orchestral work has included tours to Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra and Japan with the Melbourne Symphony.With that orchestra he was also part of the Australian premiere of Messiaen's TURANGALILA Symphony, in the presence of the composer, and he took part in their Australian tour with Elton John.. He has performed in numerous musicals, including West Side Story, Cats and Company and in three Australian tours of the Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance. He toured Australia as musical director of Tap Dogs. Other theatrical tours have included the Australia/China tour of Playbox Theatre’s Cho-Cho-San, and Richard the Third with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Within dance orchestras he has supported performances of the Bolshoi Ballet, the Russia   



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Education and training

  • B.A. Mus., Victorian College of the Arts


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