Dr Peter Fribbins
Dr Peter Fribbins joined Middlesex University in the 1990s, and has been Director of Music since 2004.
- BMus, Royal Academy of Music, London, 1990
- MMus, Royal Holloway, University of London, 1992
- DMusA, Nottingham University, 2003
- LRAM 1990
- FTCL 1999
- Music composition
- Music aesthetics
- British music after Parry & Elgar
- String chamber music in London, 1887-1914
- The String Quartets of Zemlinsky
- Music event management, especially artistic direction
Dr Peter Fribbins is a composer whose music is performed and recognised internationally. He studied with the German composer Hans Werner Henze and at the Royal Academy, Royal Holloway and Nottingham universities. There is now a corpus of some 30 works, much of it widely performed: his first string quartet, 'I Have the Serpent Brought' was also the title for the 2010 CD release of much of his chamber music for strings (including performances by the Allegri Quartet, Angell Trio and Raphael Wallfisch).
2012 saw the CD release of his Piano Concerto (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), the 2nd String Quartet (Chilingirian Quartet) and the Fantasias for Viola & Piano (Bradley and Hewitt). Both CDs received excellent reviews in the Gramophone and other music press, and a further CD of his work is due for release in summer 2013. In 2007, the Independent wrote that he is 'one of the outstanding composers of his generation.'
Peter Fribbins has taught at Hertfordshire University, Royal Holloway, Birkbeck College London and the Royal College of Music. He is currently Director of Music at Middlesex University, and since 2002 has been Artistic Director of the celebrated Sunday series of London Chamber Music Society Concerts, resident at London's splendid new concert hall, Kings Place.