Peter Lodwick

Peter Lodwick (1965-67)

[Born Neath, South Wales]

As a youth, Peter Lodwick performed as a cellist and pianist with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. After receiving several Glamorgan scholarships, he studied piano, voice, and cello at London's Royal Academy of Music.

On leaving college, Lodwick joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as a baritone chorister, serving from August 1965 to July 1967. During his tenure with the Company he appeared in the 1966 film of The Mikado. While touring with the D'Oyly Carte, Lodwick began composing for the dance and was also earning recognition as a pianist.

Invited to Norway by the director of the Norwegian Opera, he has lived there ever since. Lodwick's career in Norway has encompassed composing, conducting, artistic direction, and teaching. He has composed music for that nation's National Theatre, Oslo New Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, Rikstheatre, and Norwegian Television. He has also composed for several modern dance groups and the Norwegian National Ballet. His work with dance music resulted in the foundation of Dans og Toner, a touring music and dance company specializing in performing for younger audiences, in 1991. He has composed music for over 40 ballets, as well as for numerous plays, musicals, and films. Lodwick's works have been presented at many festivals, including Avignon, Edinburgh, Dublin, Llangollen, Bergen, and Oslo.

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