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Peter Gregson is a cellist specializing in the performance of new music, and with twenty premieres
in the past twenty months, he is in demand for unique concert presentations and his embracing of new performance tools and spaces. In June 2005, Peter presented the blue
cello, a critically acclaimed concert featuring three new pieces commissioned by Peter from Howard Goodall, Richard Sisson and the first synthesizing electric cello concerto, written for Peter by Thomas Hewitt Jones.
As the cellist on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s revolutionary HyperBow project, a member of Tod Machover’s HyperInstrument group, he collaborated with the Royal Academy of Music and MIT, premiering pieces by Patrick Nunn, Martin Suckling, Monica Max West, Artem Vassiliev and Milton Mermikides in September 2007 in London. The project was also documented on CD and DVD, and will be released in November 2008.
In November 2007, Peter gave the European premiere of Joby Talbot’s Motion Detector
for solo cello and interactive lectronics alongside Falling, for cello and live samples. During February and March 2008, he was in residence at the Banff Centre in Canada recording his debut award winning CD, SPEM
. Featuring new pieces by John Metcalfe, Martin Suckling, Milton Mermikides, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Philip Sheppard alongside the first solo cello recording of Thomas Tallis’s 40 part motet, Spem in Alium
, the CDwas released at a sell-out showcase concert at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh in April 2008, and was simultaneously broadcast online to an audience across the world. This, along with a new piece by Max Richter, will be repeated in America from October 2008, touring with the Eclipse MasterClass Series.
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