Peter Whelan returns to direct the Irish Baroque Orchestra
New Royal Academy of Music Appointment For Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan has a passion for exploring and championing neglected music from the Baroque era, a passion he will now share with the students at London's Royal Academy of Music, following his appointment as Visiting Professor of Historical Performance.
As Artistic Director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and founding Artistic Director of Ensemble Marsyas, Peter has recreated and staged live performances of choral and symphonic music from eighteenth-century Dublin and Edinburgh. This led to his award-winning disc ‘Edinburgh 1742’ for Linn Records and his 2017 reconstruction of the ‘Irish State Musick’ in its original venue of Dublin Castle.