Peter Broadbent is one of Britain’s leading choral conductors, enjoying a versatile career with an extensive repertoire ranging from Baroque Music performed on period instruments to contemporary music, including many first performances. Broadbent has conducted the London Mozart Players, Divertimenti Chamber Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Southern Sinfonia, the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Apollo Voices and the BBC Singers, broadcasting frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. Engagements outside the UK include concerts with the Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra & Kodály Chorus in Hungary and a broadcast with the National Chamber Choir in Dublin.
In 2003 he conducted an Atelier at the XV Europa Cantat in Barcelona, including music by Tavener, Rautavaara and Tarik O’Regan, and in 2006 conducted the world Youth Choir in their Summer session, giving concerts in Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Germany. He adjudicates at International Choral Competitions all over Europe and in the UK, including the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the European Grand Prix competitions. He gives seminars and masterclasses in the UK, France, Italy, South Africa, the USA and Canada. He is Director of Training for the Association of British Choral Directors, having instigated and designed the curriculum for their conducting courses. In 2007 he was awarded the “Pro Cultura Hungarica” Prize by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Hungary for his contribution to strengthening Anglo-Hungarian cultural relations.
“Peter Broadbent conducts with much precision, but also with flexibility and conviction. The interpretation was of the highest quality….with very beautiful phrasing and perfect musicality.”
Les Nouvelles de Falaise
“Broadbent must be a reassuring figure for non-professional singers to have in front of them: his directions are clear and unfussy, and they enable him to draw the best from his forces… ”
Barry Millington: Musical Times
“Again the London Mozart Players strings were in fine support and Peter Broadbent shaped Berkeley’s phrases with finely judged and economic movements….”
Denby Richards: Musical Opinion
“…the standard of musicianship in its ranks is high, motivated by strong but sensitive direction from Peter Broadbent, the conductor, and a real sense of conviction – a conspicuously serious intent…. ”
Michael White: The Independent