Peter Manning – Artistic Director

Peter Manning is widely acknowledged as being one of the leading figures in the Classical Music world. Since an early age, Peter has toured and broadcast from the world’s major concert halls as a violinist, concertmaster and conductor. Throughout a diverse and expansive career, Peter has directed and conducted some of the greatest orchestras and musical ensembles.

Among his career highlights, Peter has lead the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Britten String Quartet. He was also appointed as Concertmaster of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. More recently Peter was invited to be the guest conductor of the Dallas Opera in the United States, Music Director of the Mozart Kinderorchester in Salzburg as well as Artistic Director of the Three Palaces Festival in Malta.

Peter is passionate about spreading and making available the classical arts to a new generation from the widest social backgrounds. He is particularly keen to develop the musical arts as a “beating heart” for future generations, and takes a leading role in opera, live performance and new programming trend-development both in Europe and in the United States. It is this ongoing effort that has inspired Peter to share his passion and knowledge for classical music as a Music Education advisor within many international capitals.

Under his leadership, the Three Palaces Festival in Malta is bringing an energetic, inspiring group of the finest artists, creators and performers to the country. Peter is developing and broadening access to magnificent live performance centres for both young performers and new international audiences alike. By presenting the world’s greatest musicians in live performances, the festival aims to join and celebrate the deep and vital artistic character of Malta.