Royal Opera House Chief Executive Alex Beard today announced that Peter Manning, Concert Master of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is leaving his position in August 2018 (at the end of the current Season). Alex Beard said: ‘Peter has led the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with great distinction for the last 19 years. In that time, he has made a hugely important contribution to the artistic work of both The Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies, helping to strengthen the reputation of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as one of the greatest lyric ensembles worldwide.’

Music Director of The Royal Opera Sir Antonio Pappano paid tribute to Peter’s exquisite sound and musicianship. ‘The emotional intensity of sound when Peter plays has the capacity to move any audience. He is a musician of great finesse and an artist of sincere integrity. His commitment to continually improving the artistic standards of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is beyond doubt. He has played a very important role during the time I have been Music Director. I know however that as well as being an Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Concert Master, he has many musical commitments as a conductor, soloist, chamber musician, teacher and published arranger. I wish him well, following his decision to change his focus and give more time to those other interests.’


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