The Scottish counter-tenor, organist, choirmaster and composer, Peter Thomas Nardone, was educated at John Neilson High School, Paisley, before going on to study organ and piano at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1983-1986). From the age of 12, he sang as a boy in the choir of Paisley Abbey where he continued as a counter-tenor until 1986. In 1986 was awarded a grant by the Countess of Munster Trust to study singing at Royal Academy of Music, London. He gained the FRCO diploma in 1999.
In 1986 Peter Nardone was appointed Assistant Organist at Croydon Parish Church, and in 1988 was made Assistant Organist at the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula with HM Tower of London. In 1993 he was appointed Organist of Croydon Parish Church and in 2000 left to become Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral and Artistic Director of Chelmsford Cathedral Festival (2000-2007). In 2012 he became Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral and Artistic Director of Three Choirs Festival. As a conductor he has worked with The King’s Consort and the Philharmonia Orchestra. He is also conductor of the Worcester Festival Choral Society.
From 1987 till 1995 Peter Nardone sang with Monteverdi Choir and between 1987 and 2011 was a frequent singer with The Tallis Scholars (Director: Peter Phillips), The King’s Consort, Taverner Consort & Players, Choir of The English Concert, Choir of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Classical Players, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Scottish Early Music Consort, Capella Nova and Ensemble Gilles Binchois. From 1987 till 1994 he was the singing tutor at Harrow School.
Awards and honours include: 2000 Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (2000); Honorary Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians (2008); Honorary Doctor of Arts Anglia Ruskin University (2010).