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Mr. Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied composition and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music in London and singing with Erik Werba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
He is known today for his lecture-recital work which has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as to all the major cities in Europe. He lectures for The Arts Society, The National Trust, and The Art Fund. Peter also leads tours abroad to places like Venice, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, and Madrid, and as part of the time spent exploring these places he gives organ recitals on the historic instruments in the various cathedrals and churches.
Reviews from Learners Like You:
Peter's talks are a wonder of sensory experience, blending well selected visual images, great sound clips, videos of his demonstrations on various keyboard instruments, and selections of historical quotes to illustrate the stories he is sharing. I have loved this series of courses!!!Kimberlee (Redmond, US)
This was a wonderful overview of the history, art, music and architecture of Berlin and a wonderful remembrance of my visits to Berlin!Lisa (Evanston, US)
I adored this seminar with Peter Medhurst. I am woefully ignorant of classical music. This session on Beethoven covered both the biographical elements of Beethoven's life and his evolution as a composer. At his piano, Peter was able to demonstrate in an easily understandable way how the style of Beethoven's works went from the Baroque to the Romantic. I truly enjoyed both this session and the earlier session on Handle that Peter led. I am looking forward to any other conversations he leads on music!Mary F (Charlotte, US)
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