Peter Meechan

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Peter Meechan


Peter Meechan (b. 29 January 1980, Nuneaton, England) is a British composer living in Canada.

Dr. Meechan began his composition studies at the North Warwickshire College, under Simon Hall and Ben Markland. In 1998, he accepted a place at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying composition with Anthony Gilbert, Elena Firsova, David Horne and Adam Gorb. Following his undergraduate studies at the RNCM Peter was appointed as the first ever 'Young Composer in Association' with the prestigious Black Dyke Band, and later served as 'Composer in Residence' between 2006-2007.

His output for brass and wind has received worldwide acclaim, with performances from many of Europe's leading ensembles, conductors, and soloists. These include: Steve Mead, Bramwell Tovey, Mark Scatterday, David Childs, David Thornton, James Gourlay, Clark Rundell, Andy Scott, Rob Buckland, Jacques Mauger, Tormod Flaten, Bones Apart Trombone Quartet, Black Dyke Band, Birmingham Symphonic Winds, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Coldstream Guards and the RNCM Wind Orchestra. He has had works featured on over ten CDs.

In February 2002, Peter's composition Revamp was featured alongside the music of McCabe and Gregson in The Gregson Connection - a mini festival dedicated to the music of RNCM Principle, Edward Gregson. Whilst in November 2003, Peter's music for euphonium was showcased in 'Brilliant Minds', a concert at the RNCM International Tuba and Euphonium Festival. In October 2020, Meechan was awarded the CBA (Canadian Band Association) Canadian Composers’ Award, only the 9th recipient since the award’s inception in 1991.

Peter has continued his academic career, recently receiving a Distinction following his master's studies at the University of Salford. He received his Ph.D. in composition at the University of Salford with Prof. Peter Graham and Joe Duddell.

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