Peter Cigleris

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Peter Cigleris
Peter Cigleris has enjoyed a wide and varied career. He was already playing professionally at the age of fourteen! Peter studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire from 1997 where his professors were Michael Harris and Colin Parr. Whilst at the Conservatoire, Peter won the prestigious John Ireland Chamber music award with a performance of that composer’s Fantasy Sonata. He was also awarded a place on the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Training Scheme. At the Conservatoire Peter performed numerous concertos with the college’s ensembles, he also developed an interest in early clarinets, which led to a performance with the Conservatoire’s Baroque Capelle Orchestra with the Chalumeau Concerto by Fasch. Peter also premiered Guy Woolfenden’s arrangement of Malcolm Arnold’s Pre-Goodman Rag for wind ensemble; he later performed the complete Arnold Concerto with the Warwickshire Symphony under Guy Woolfenden as part of the composer’s eightieth birthday celebrations. Peter went on to graduate from the Royal College of Music in 2002 with a PGDip. There his professors were Janet Hilton, Richard Hosford, Robert Hill and Tim Lines. During the summer of that year, Peter was awarded the Prix de Fossat and was invited to France to perform for Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark at a private reception. As soloist he has performed in many venues across the UK and Europe and premiered several new works for the instrument as well as giving performances of concertos by Mozart, Weber, Finzi and Arnold to name a few. Peter has been involved with several major projects, most notably with the BBC as a member of the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in the BBC docu-drama 'Eroica’. Peter was also awarded a place on the prestigious Jerwood Foundation Scholarship for Young Players in association with the Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment. As an orchestral player he has worked with several well-known English orchestras including the CBSO, WNO and Orchestra of the Swan. As a chamber musician Peter works with the pianist Jennie-Helen Moston. This four-year partnership has seen the duo perform in the Windsor Festival and Wooburn Festival and also various music clubs from Scotland to the South of England. Peter also plays with the dynamic Canteloube Trio who were hand-picked for the Concert Promoters Network for the 2009/10 season. Forthcoming engagements for Canteloube include recitals in Scotland, the north of England and St. George’s Bristol. Peter plays a pair of Peter Eaton Elite clarinets made for him in November 2001.