Peter Medhurst’s work as singer, pianist and lecturer-recitalist has taken him all over the world and travels in the last few years have included tours of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, as well as mainland Europe.  Closer to home, he has presented events at the King’s Place, the Barbican, St John’s Smith Square, and the Royal Festival Hall on subjects that range from Beethoven String Quartets, Mozart Operas, Vermeer’s Music Lesson, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Golden Age of Vienna, and 18th Century Venetian Art and Music.  He has also directed presentations at the Wallace Collection, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A, linking the visual arts with the world of 17th & 18th century music making.

He is a familiar face to audiences of music societies, regional theatres and British festivals, as well as to those of arts based organisations such as The Art Fund, The National Trust ,and the Arts Society (formally known as NADFAS).  Radio work has included Classic FM, Radio 3, and Radio 4.  His recordings number For Two to Play, Schubert Songs, Handel and His Satellites,  Tyme at the Virginalls, and On Christmas Night – a programme of Christmas carols and seasonal songs.

In addition to his appearances on the concert platform and in the lecture hall, Peter Medhurst sets aside time to devise and lead tours abroad (often with Thomas Abbott, tour guide extraordinaire) for small groups of art and music connoisseurs.  His particular interests are centred on the music, art and history of Vienna, Salzburg (with its strong Mozart link), Berlin, Halle (Handel’s birthplace), Dresden, Venice (Vivaldi’s birthplace), Rome, Madrid, and Delft (with its Vermeer and 17th century Dutch School connections) and over the years Peter has been associated with a number of travel companies including Cox and Kings, Travel Editions, Success Tours, Tailored Travel, and Voyages to Antiquity.

Peter Medhurst was born of German and English parents, and did his musical training at the Royal College of Music in London where he studied singing with Redvers Llewellyn and Edgar Evans, organ with Richard Popplewell, and composition with Justin Connolly. A scholarship from the Austrian government gave him the opportunity to study with the accompanist Erik Werba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.  He also studied the harpsichord with Ruth Dyson, who became his fellow performer in a professional partnership that lasted until her death nearly 20 years later.

Peter Medhurst is based in London.