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Peter Holder is Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey and has played at many state occasions.

Peter Holder has held the post of Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey since October 2017. He is the principal organist for the Abbey’s daily services and at state occasions, and accompanies the Abbey Choir in its concerts, recordings and broadcasts. He is the principal deputy conductor of the choir and supports Organist and Master of the Choristers Andrew Nethsingha in training the Abbey choristers.

As a recitalist, Peter performs in cathedrals and concert halls across the world. He made his BBC Proms solo debut at the 2019 First Night of the Proms performing Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass. Ivan Hewett, writing for The Daily Telegraph, remarked that '…it was Peter Holder’s wild organ solo which stole the show', whilst BBC Music Reporter Mark Savage wrote that '…Holder deservedly received an ovation after untangling the labyrinthine solo'.

Peter is an organ tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, his alma mater. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies under the tutelage of David Titterington, winning numerous major prizes and awards. He undertook further study with Jon Laukvik at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, and with Thierry Escaich in Paris. In 2016 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland


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