TIMELINE


1960

 

Child Debut

1966 DEBUT AT THE FREE TRADE HALL   Growing up in Manchester, ten-year-old Peter Manning made his debut at the Free Trade Hall, and won all the national junior competitions available to a string player, as well as appearing on television.

1966
DEBUT AT THE FREE TRADE HALL

Growing up in Manchester, ten-year-old Peter Manning made his debut at the Free Trade Hall, and won all the national junior competitions available to a string player, as well as appearing on television.


1970

1979 
ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE COMPETITION

Like Jacqueline du Pré before him, Peter won the Competition Gold Medal and First Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition.


 

1980

1981 PROFESSOR OF VIOLIN   Appointed as the youngest-ever professor of violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, going on to make his official debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in a live broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall. Seen above with Dame Eva Turner.

1981
PROFESSOR OF VIOLIN

Appointed as the youngest-ever professor of violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, going on to make his official debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in a live broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall. Seen above with Dame Eva Turner.

 
 
1984 - 1986 LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA   Appointed by Sir Georg Solti, as leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. Whilst leading the LPO they recorded the album ‘Elgar: Violin Concerto / Introduction & Allegro’ with Vernon Handley.

1984 - 1986
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Appointed by Sir Georg Solti, as leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. Whilst leading the LPO they recorded the album ‘Elgar: Violin Concerto / Introduction & Allegro’ with Vernon Handley.


Peter & The Britten Quartet

1986 – 1996 BRITTEN STRING QUARTET   Founded the Britten String Quartet. Signed to EMI Records, the quartet toured all over the world, performing in all the major concert halls and international music festivals.

1986 – 1996
BRITTEN STRING QUARTET

Founded the Britten String Quartet. Signed to EMI Records, the quartet toured all over the world, performing in all the major concert halls and international music festivals.

They were one of the most recorded quartets of their generation, with an award winning discography of some 23 discs.

They were one of the most recorded quartets of their generation, with an award winning discography of some 23 discs.

 
 
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1990

1997 – 2000 THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA   Became leader of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997 with Danielle Gatti and together they helped to reposition the orchestra.

1997 – 2000
THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Became leader of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997 with Danielle Gatti and together they helped to reposition the orchestra.

 

The Royal Opera House

 

1999 - 2018
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Appointed Concertmaster with the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, a position Peter held since he joined the orchestra in 1999.

 
 

2000

Manning Camerata

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2005 - Present  Manning Camerata  Founded by Peter as his own arts think tank/orchestra, Manning Camerata works to create a wider dialogue around the arts in the UK and Europe. They put collaboration at the heart of their vision.

2005 - Present

Manning Camerata

Founded by Peter as his own arts think tank/orchestra, Manning Camerata works to create a wider dialogue around the arts in the UK and Europe. They put collaboration at the heart of their vision.

 

2007
FIRST PERFORMANCE UNDER THE LOUVRE, PARIS

Manning Camerata gave the first ever performance under the Pyramid of the Louvre in Paris.

 

2008 - 2011
MUSICA VITAE

Appointed music director of Sweden’s oldest established chamber orchestra Musica Vitae for three successful seasons, winning back for them a national radio contract.

 

2008
FIRST OPERA IN SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

Manning Camerata produced and performed the first opera in Shakespeare’s Globe, in association with Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney.


2010

2010
MANNING THE BATON

Peter was the subject of an awardwinning documentary entitled Manning the Baton, an intimate look at his work with the musicians of Musica Vitae.

 
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2013 PROFESSOR OF NEW WORK   Appointed as joint Professor between Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh; the idea being to populate the Edinburgh fringe with new work based on arts collaborations.

2013
PROFESSOR OF NEW WORK

Appointed as joint Professor between Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh; the idea being to populate the Edinburgh fringe with new work based on arts collaborations.

 

2014
COMMONWEALTH GAMES CONCERTO

Conducting for the ‘Concerto for the Commonwealth’ with violinist Nicola Benedetti.

 
2014 ST PAUL'S CHARITY EVENT   Music Director for St Paul’s annual charity event. Conducting for mezzosoprano Dame Ann Murray and tenor Toby Spence, in front of an audience of 2500 people, including Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones, and Amadeus star Simon Callow. Also in attendance was Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.

2014
ST PAUL'S CHARITY EVENT

Music Director for St Paul’s annual charity event. Conducting for mezzosoprano Dame Ann Murray and tenor Toby Spence, in front of an audience of 2500 people, including Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones, and Amadeus star Simon Callow. Also in attendance was Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.

2014 THE HEAVENLY VIEW: EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL   Peter’s festival Oxygen had its second successful year in Edinburgh in 2014 to great acclaim, and is developing strong partnerships in Scotland and elsewhere for Scottish arts. ‘The Heavenly View’ performance was part of the Oxygen 2014 series and was based upon Mahler’s 4th Symphony.

2014
THE HEAVENLY VIEW: EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

Peter’s festival Oxygen had its second successful year in Edinburgh in 2014 to great acclaim, and is developing strong partnerships in Scotland and elsewhere for Scottish arts. ‘The Heavenly View’ performance was part of the Oxygen 2014 series and was based upon Mahler’s 4th Symphony.

 
 
2015 ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND   Recorded Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony in the Glasgow concert hall with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which was released on the Nimbus in 2015.

2015
ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND

Recorded Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony in the Glasgow concert hall with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which was released on the Nimbus in 2015.

2015 DALLAS OPERA GUEST CONDUCTOR   Appointed as Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the Dallas Opera landmark 2015-2016 Season. Beginning in the fall 2015 with the revival of one of the Dallas Opera’s most beautiful productions: Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.

2015
DALLAS OPERA GUEST CONDUCTOR

Appointed as Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the Dallas Opera landmark 2015-2016 Season. Beginning in the fall 2015 with the revival of one of the Dallas Opera’s most beautiful productions: Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.

Dallas Opera

 
2016 MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE MOZART KINDERORCHESTER SALZBURG   Appointed as Music Director of the  Mozart Children's Orchestra , an ensemble of young musicians aged 7 - 12 from the music schools in Salzburg and Bavaria. Every year the Mozart Children's Orchestra performs as part of Mozart Week, a festival hosted by the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg.

2016
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE MOZART KINDERORCHESTER SALZBURG

Appointed as Music Director of the Mozart Children's Orchestra, an ensemble of young musicians aged 7 - 12 from the music schools in Salzburg and Bavaria. Every year the Mozart Children's Orchestra performs as part of Mozart Week, a festival hosted by the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg.

The Three Palaces Music Festival


2016 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE THREE PALACES MUSIC FESTIVAL   Appointed as Artistic Director of the Three Palaces Music Festival in Malta. Peter is set to curate an inspiring selection of musicians in celebration of the deep artistic character of Malta. Presenting a wide variety of music that features local and international artists.

2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE THREE PALACES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Appointed as Artistic Director of the Three Palaces Music Festival in Malta. Peter is set to curate an inspiring selection of musicians in celebration of the deep artistic character of Malta. Presenting a wide variety of music that features local and international artists.

2019
MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA DEBUT

Conductor of the prestigious Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance of Mozart's Great C minor Mass (K427) for Choir and Orchestra in the Metropolitain Cathedral of St Paul, Malta.