Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Pachelbel – Canon
Mozart – Salzburg Symphony No 2
Purcell – Chaconne
Bach – Air on the G String
Purcell – ‘Fairy Queen’ Suite
Mozart – Church Sonata in D
Belmont Ensemble of London
Kerenza Peacock Violin
Peter Dyson Conductor
A graduate of the highly acclaimed Advanced Conducting Course at the Royal Academy of Music, Peter Dyson studied and has undertaken masterclasses with Colin Metters, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Roger Norrington, Claus Peter Flor, George Hurst, and the pedagogue Ilya Musin from St Petersburg Conservatory. He was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2000, an honour reserved for the Conservatoires most eminent graduates.
Peter has conducted the New Queens Hall Orchestra in London, including a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3; He has appeared with the Latvian Philharmonic Orchestra in Riga, the Guatemala National Symphony Orchestra in Guatemala City, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra in Skopje, the Filharmonie Ceske Budjedovice, Filharmonie Hradek Kralove, South Bohemian Chamber Orchestra (Czech Republic) and the Midlands Sinfonia. He has also conducted the Michigan University Symphony Orchestra at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
A former choral scholar, has conducted the BBC Singers in concert for BBC Radio 3, and has worked with the Philharmonia Chorus, the English Chamber Choir, Tallis Chamber Choir, Joyful Company of Singers, New London Singers, St Martin-in-the-Fields Choir and Choral Scholars, Codina Singers, Northampton Bach Choir, Chameleon Arts Chorus, Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir, Vox Cordis Choir, Syred Consort and Barts Chamber Choir.
The Belmont Ensemble of London was founded by its Musical Director, Peter Dyson in 1991, it is now one of the busiest and finest chamber orchestras in the capital.
The Belmont Ensemble was the pioneering force in establishing the famous series of baroque concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields in the early 1990s and in 2012 the orchestra celebrated its 21st Birthday. They have now given over 500 concerts at the famous Trafalgar Square church attracting large international audiences to their regular concerts.
The orchestra was originally established to enable exceptional music graduates the opportunity to bridge the gap between leaving conservatoire and finding full-time employment, within a professional environment. Now a seasoned fixture on the London musical scene, the orchestra receives no subsidies or sponsorship, relying purely on enterprising programming and box office receipts.
The Belmont Ensemble is a highly flexible group with a dedicated core of string players for baroque music; it can adapt to encompass forces for large romantic concertos and choral works, to contemporary commissions.