In his role as Sub-Organist Peter Holder is the chief musical assistant to the Organist and Master of the Choristers, playing the organ for the Abbey’s daily services and accompanying the Abbey Choir in recordings and concerts. He is the principal deputy conductor of the Choir and assists in training the choristers.
Having served for two years as Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey, Peter was Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral between 2014 and 2017. He regularly accompanied choral services and played a significant role in developing the portfolio of organ events at the Cathedral, including staging two Grand Organ Galas in which he appeared as soloist in concerti by Handel and Poulenc.
As a recitalist, Peter performs in cathedrals and concert halls across the world. His first solo recording, produced at Neresheim Abbey, features the works of the Bach family, Mozart, and Rinck. He regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television.
As an educator, Peter is an organ tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, where he undertook his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He has given masterclasses across Europe and the USA, and in 2016 was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.