Acclaimed conductor, composer, and conducting teacher Peter Fender shares his passion for music with audiences and orchestras in his native England and beyond. Combining deep musical sensitivity, a strong stage presence, great motivational and communication skills, and a fine sense of humour he is becoming more and more in demand. He is currently Musical Director of Philharmonia Britannica and the Angel Orchestra in London, Mid Sussex Sinfonia in Sussex, and Opera Nova in Kent. He has conducted a number of other orchestras and groups in the UK, Italy, Bulgaria, and Romania.
Midsummer Opera was founded in 1985, and its repertoire encompasses much baroque and classical as well as romantic and modern opera. The company has toured throughout the UK (Brighton Festival; Holland Park Festival; Edinburgh Festival Theatre; Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon; Lyric, Hammersmith; Donmar Warehouse, London; Polesden Lacey; Grand Theatre, Blackpool), Europe (Tours; Halle; Luxembourg), and has visited the Bermuda Festival three times.