Peter Walls


Peter Walls is Nota Bene's Music Director. Peter was a guest conductor with Nota Bene several times over the past few years, including the moving Mothers, Daughters, Wives concert in November 2015 to commemorate Armistice Day.


Peter’s distinguished career has extended across music performance, administration and education. He is Emeritus Professor of Music and was Pro Chancellor at Victoria University of Wellington in 2015. He was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra from 2002 until 2011, and in 201 took on the CE role with Chamber Music New Zealand. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music in 2012.


Peter has given concerts with Voices New Zealand, the Hamilton Civic Choir, the Rotorua Civic Choir, the Wellington Bach Choir, and was Music Director of The Tudor Consort from 1993-1999, when he left to take up a Visiting Fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford. His CD with that choir of motets by Peter Philips was listed by Neue Musik Zeitung as one of the top early music CDs released in 2002.

He has been Music Director of Hamilton-based Opus Orchestra since 2004 and has conducted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra.

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