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Peter Wilson is an Australian composer, currently based in London. He has a diverse catalogue encompassing solo and chamber pieces, film scores, dance collaborations, and theatre works.

For his theatre music, Peter is an ‘Offie’-nominated and Olivier Award-winning composer. He has worked on productions for a number of London’s prominent venues including the Old Vic, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Soho Theatre, and The Pleasance. His music has been used in performances by The Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet.


Peter has composed music for short films, documentaries, and installations. From 2019-21 he was a regular collaborator with Dialogue LLC (Seattle) and Microsoft, composing music for a range of videos and mixed-media works. Since 2021, he has focused on independent film projects.

As a composer of concert music, Peter has worked with the Riot EnsembleRoyal Northern Sinfonia, Loré Lixenberg, Ensemble 360Ligeti Quartet, and Norrbotten NEO. He has been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, is an Associate Composer of the University of York Music Press, and has had music recorded and released by NMC Recordings. A selection of his concert works is sold by Wirripang Publishers.

In addition, Peter works as a pianist with ballet companies. He has played for the Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Northern Ballet, and Matthew Bourne New Adventures. He has worked on classic and contemporary scores by composers including Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Richard Rodney Bennett, Minkus, and Joby Talbot.


Peter has been described as “having a willingness to engage in small, strange details” - a diagnosis Peter quite enjoyed.

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