Peter Holman is a conductor known particularly for his interpretations of post-Renaissance English music, but he has also received acclaim for his performances of the works of European masters of the Baroque period, including Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi. He has recorded extensively for the English label Hyperion and has established parallel careers as a harpsichordist, organist, teacher (Royal Academy of Music and Colchester Institute), and music journalist.
Holman was born in London on October 19, 1946. His first advanced music studies were at King's College, London, where his teachers included Robert Thurston Dart. During his student years he led Ars Nova, an early music ensemble.
Holman became an acquaintance of conductor Roy Goodman around this time and with him founded the Parley of Instruments in 1979. This ensemble ... Read Full Biography