About Pete Harrison

Pete HarrisonPete Harrison is a busy freelance conductor and presenter. He is a regular guest conductor with many orchestras including Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra & Manchester Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.) and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Novaya Rossiya)

Pete studied at the Royal College of Music going on to follow a busy freelance playing career, including work in the West End where he first started conducting.

He has recently made his debut with the Ulster Orchestra and the Philharmonia as well as the Scottish Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.)

Pete is the Musical Director for Inspiration Choir in Southampton partnered with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra who give 3 main concerts a year, all sung from memory.

Studio work includes sessions for film, television and library sessions including regular trips to Prague to work with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Smecky Music Studios.

Education work includes the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales and various guest sessions with schools and orchestras throughout the UK.

Forthcoming Events

National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales

Start date: April 22, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

Time: 15:30

Location: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales (NYWOW) has developed an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading symphonic wind ensembles. Its performances both in Wales and abroad, particularly of contemporary repertoire in which it specialises, have received widespread critical acclaim.

Dates: 22nd-28th April 2019
Course Venue: Trinity St David, Carmarthen
Conductor: Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison conducted the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales in 2017 and returns this Easter to work with you again. A busy freelance conductor and presenter, Pete works regularly with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has recently worked with Ulster Orchestra and the Philharmonia. He also works with orchestras around the country for Raymond Gubbay and has just come back from Moscow where he was conducting the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.

Concerts: For our concert this year we are teaming up with Rawffest, the Youth Arts Festival which this year is being held in the Wales Millennium Centre. The concert will be held at the BBC Hoddinott Hall on the afternoon of the 28th April.

The Music of Hans Zimmer vs. John Williams with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: May 20, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

The London Concert Orchestra perform the very best epic scores from the two greatest film composers of all time. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

The full symphonic orchestra perform favourite scores including from: 

Inception, Gladiator, Superman Man of Steel, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, The Da Vinci Code, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Rodgers & Hammerstein on the Silver Screen with Magna Sinfonia

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 19:00

Location: Parkstone Grammar School | Sopers Lane | Poole | BH17 7EP

Featuring music from some of their greatest films, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific and more!  

Conductor: Pete Harrison

Soloists: To be confirmed

In association with Poole’s acclaimed Cantabilé Choir

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: June 16, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

From Hollywood to High Wycombe, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to the silver screen in this film spectacular, featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores including:


Filled with action and adventure, this concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concertgoers, so if you have never been to a concert before, why not give something new a try?

FREE: Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm with Venue Manager David Mansfield and Conductor Pete Harrison.

Space Spectacular with the London Concert Orchestra

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 15.00

Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

A sensational concert of your favourite music from deep space and beyond in a galaxy of sight and sound conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.
John Williams
Star Wars  Superman E.T.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Mars & Jupiter from The Planets
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Gravity, Predator & Alien 

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