The English pianist, Peter Lawson, studied in Manchester with Derrick Wyndham and Sulamita Aronovsky.
Peter Lawson has appeared as soloist with orchestra, in recital or for radio throughout the UK and in Europe, Japan and Russia. With a repertoire stretching from the Baroque to contemporary jazz, Peterís many commercial recordings include Satie (for EMI and awarded a Silver Disc), American Sonatas (2 volumes for Virgin Classics, acknowledged by a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to the USA) and Michael Nymanís concerto (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). He regularly works with the recorder player John Turner and the Equivox Trio (with Rob Buckland, saxophone and Simone Rebello, percussion). His most recent project is recreating the tango quintets of Piazzolla with the Tango5 ensemble.
As one of Chetham's School of Musicís most senior instrumental tutors, Peter Lawson has vast experience of developing the talents of young players as well as in a careers advisory role, assisting their progress towards university or conservatoire. He is also tutor in piano and tutor in contemporary piano at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), an examiner for the Associated Board and at various times, external examiner for Huddersfield, Sheffield, Napier universities and Birmingham Conservatoire.