Peter Aston

Peter Aston

Peter Aston has combined a career in music education with work as a composer, conductor and musicologist. He has held senior academic posts at the University of York and the University of East Anglia (where he was Head of Music for 24 years and is now Professor Emeritus). He appears as guest conductor with choirs and orchestras at leading European festivals, and is frequently invited to conduct his own music at venues on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dr. Aston has published editions of music by various composers of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. He has made a special study of Italianate church music in 17th-century England, and has written extensively on that period.