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Peter Meechan

Musical Associate

Peter Meechan, born January 29, 1980, in Nuneaton England, holds an undergraduate degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, a Master of Arts degree and a PhD (composition), both from the University of Salford. Currently, Peter is proud to hold the post of ‘Musical Associate’ with the prestigious Fodens Band, based in Sandbach, Cheshire.

Previous residencies include the position of ‘Young Composer in Association’ at the Black Dyke Band, the first person to ever hold the post, later becoming ‘Composer in Residence’ at the same band in 2006-2007.

The majority of his works have been written for wind and brass instruments, including solo unaccompanied works and compositions for chamber ensembles. His music for brass bands has been performed at festivals and contests across the globe, whilst his music for winds has been featured at festivals throughout Europe and North America, including the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and at the BASBWE International Wind Festival.

Peter’s music has been extensively performed, recorded, broadcast and commissioned throughout the world by artists including: Bramwell Tovey, Spanish Brass, Fodens Band, Steven Mead, Black Dyke Band, Eastman Wind Ensemble, the RNCM Wind Orchestra, Kew Wind Orchestra, The Band of the Coldstream Guards, Bones Apart Trombone Quartet, Jens Lindemann, Rex Richardson, Jacques Mauger, Clark Rundell, as well as many leading university wind ensembles in the USA. There are currently over 40 commercial recordings of Meechan’s music.

Works are published by G and M Brand, Prima Vista Musikk, Studio Music, and since 2006, his own publishing company, Peter Meechan Music.

Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson