Peter Neville


Peter 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. He was also appointed the inaugural Coordinator of Percussion Studies at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2013.

Although he works across the range of musical styles, he has a particular commitment to new music.

As the percussionist of the ELISION Ensemble for twenty-nine years, he has been involved with practically all their concerts, recordings and international tours.

He works regularly with other chamber groups, including six degrees ensemble, SPEAK Percussion, Nick Tsiavos Ensemble, David Chesworth Ensemble, BOLT Ensemble and the Raga Dolls Salon Orchestra and he has recorded and/or toured internationally with each of them.

With SPEAK percussion he has worked with various international artists, including Fritz Hauser, Pedro Carneiro and Jan Williams and performed Part I of Steve Reich's Drumming with the composer in attendance.

He has also worked in orchestral and music theatre settings and his CD recordings range from pop albums by Peter Andre and Deborah Conway, to film soundtracks including Words and Pictures, as well as numerous chamber music discs.

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