About the Directors

Peter Richardson, Cello

Peter studied with Alexander Baillie at the RSAMD. He has extensive experience as a cello tutor and conductor of youth ensembles. He is currently cello tutor at The Royal Grammar School (Jesmond), Kings Priory (Tynemouth) and the recently televised Sage Gateshead “In Harmony NE” where he also directs another two ensembles.

As well as directing SPYE for the past 15 years, Peter is the musical director of the North Tyneside Youth Symphony Orchestra and Kings Priory School String Orchestra. His purposeful and educational arrangements of repertoire such like Smells Like Teen Spirit, Smooth Criminal and the Angry Birds theme have been performed by SPYE.