peter hanson

Peter has been the Concertmaster of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique for over 25 years. 

Highlights include appearing as Concertmaster soloist for European and U.S. tours of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, a 2017 BBC Proms performance of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust and in 2018, major European and US tours of the Berlioz and Verdi Requiems including two performances at Carnegie Hall, New York. Early 2020 saw performances of all the Beethoven symphonies in Barcelona and New York.

Peter is a Director of the Carmel Bach Festival in California. His role includes Chamber performances, directing the String Orchestra and appearing as Concertmaster for most of the Festival Orchestra concerts. The CBF Orchestra is flexible with regard to period and modern instruments and style: the 2018 Festival saw a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Hz415 on baroque instruments, followed by Piazzolla’s Four Seasons at Hz440 on modern instruments, with Peter as soloist. 

Peter also appears as Director elsewhere; recent engagements include projects with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Kymi Sinfonia in Finland and Orquesta da Camera in Spain. He was recently Guest Concertmaster with the Luxembourg Philharmonic and in 2017, was Guest Concertmaster for a Beethoven and Gade project with Concerto Copenhagen under the baton of Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Peter returned to Singapore in 2018 and Concerto Copenhagen in 2019 and has been invited back to Singapore in 2021. 

Peter Hanson
ORR, the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.  Beethoven Symphony Cycle  Carnegie Hall NY  February 2020

ORR, the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Beethoven Symphony Cycle

Carnegie Hall NY

February 2020