Peter Holman is a distinguished academic who believes in putting his research into practice. The Parley of Instruments which he founded and directs is recognised as one of the leading exponents of Renaissance and Baroque music, and has made around sixty recordings.
Peter also directs the vocal ensembles, Psalmody and Seicento, and is Musical Director of Opera Restor'd. He has performed widely as a harpsichordist and organist. Peter is the founder and director of the much-acclaimed English Orpheus series on Hyperion records.
Peter Holman was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music for ten years, and has also taught at many conservatoires and universities in Britain, Europe, the USA and New Zealand. He is currently Reader in Historical Musicology at Leeds University. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3, and is much in demand as a lecturer. Peter regularly contributes articles and reviews to a range of journals and has published many editions of early music.