Peter Graham
Peter Graham
Peter Graham read music at Edinburgh and London Universities (Goldsmiths' College) and holds a PhD in composition. Following spells in New York and London in music publishing, he is currently Reader in Composition at the University of Salford.

He enjoys an international reputation as one of the leading composers of music for the British style brass band, and his music for the medium is performed in concerts and competitions world wide. He has also written the test-piece for the prestigious National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on two occasions.

His music for wind band has been recorded and performed by many of the world’s leading ensembles, including the US Air Force Band, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band. He was awarded the Ostwald Prize for Original Composition for Symphonic Winds in 2002.

Peter Graham is currently Associate Conductor of the Black Dyke Band and in January 2004 he became the first civilian composer-in-residence of the Coldstream Guards Band. He also retains his early link with the Salvation Army, serving as a part-time consulting editor for their International Music Publications in London, England.

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