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

‘Williams v Zimmer’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Date: March 22, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Forum, Bath

Two titans of the film music world compete head to head! In a concert featuring some of the best scores of John Williams and Hans Zimmer, the cream of recent movie music is brought together in one place. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Award-winning soundtracks of some of the most iconic films of all time include Star Wars, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Interstellar, ET, Batman Begins, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman, Inception, Angela’s Ashes, Lincoln, Madagascar, Driving Miss Daisy and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Together with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Pete Harrison & Inspiration Choir Southampton bring you a concert showcasing the best of British composers and songwriters, from classical Jenkins, Britten, Parry and Rutter to the shows of Lloyd Webber, Novello and Russell. These Isles have produce some of the world’s best music for voices, ideally suited to the massed singers of Inspiration.

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.

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