Peter Stewart is one of Scotland's most highly respected and influential forces in the Classical Guitar scene. Studying in London with Carlos Bonell and John W. Duarte provided him with the foundation for a lifelong career, from 1990-2004 Peter performed in guitar ensemble with his wife Tracey, as Duo Stewart. Their reputation for musically sensitive, emotive and stylish performances was highly praised by respected critics and their endorsement as “ Savarez Artists ” helped establish them as Scotland's foremost guitar duo. Duo Stewart performed varied programmes throughout the UK and Europe and broadcast live on several occasions for BBC Radio Scotland. The duo had many works dedicated to them. Most notably a series of works composed by John Duarte and published by Mel Bay USA.
From 1992 until 1998, Peter directed the Glasgow Classical Guitar Workshop, which evolved into the very successful Oatridge International Guitar Festival, running from 1996 until 2004. Peters success as a composer has been met with international critical acclaim and his music has been performed as far afield as USA, South America, Russia and Europe. Many of his works having been commercially recorded by international artists including Alfonso Montes (Venezuela), Irina Kircher (Germany), Antonio De Innocentis (Italy) and Allan Neave (UK) and he is published by Ricordi (London) and Chanterelle (Germany). Currently, Peter lectures in guitar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and the Aberdeen College of Music and Performing Arts. He has a healthy private student base in Glasgow and Aberdeen, as well as adjudicating for “ Live Music Now – Scotland”, the "Fife Music Festival" and acting as an external examiner to the RSAMD.
Peter can be contacted on Tel. 07977 444351