Biography

pete_meechan_003_low_resThe music of Canadian-based British composer Peter Meechan is performed throughout the world. His music has been commissioned, recorded, broadcast and performed by some of the world’s leading wind orchestras, brass bands, conductors and soloists, including: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, Black Dyke Brass Band, Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra, The Band of the Coldstream Guards, RNCM Wind Orchestra, Steven Mead, Jens Lindemann, Ryan Anthony, Les Neish, Linda Merrick, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Rex Richardson, Jacques Mauger and many more.

Meechan’s music is featured on over 100 commercial recordings and has been featured at festivals and clinics globally, including the Midwest Clinic, the International Trumpet Guild, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, BASBWE conferences, and in 2014 his work “The Legend of King Arthur” was used as the set test piece at the British National Brass Band Championships, held in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Peter was the first ever “Young Composer in Association” with the prestigious Black Dyke Brass band, where he went on to serve as their “Composer in Residence”, a position he held between 2012 – 2015 with The Band of the Coldstream Guards.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, a Master of Arts degree and a PhD (composition), both from the University of Salford.

Peter Meechan’s music is principally published by his own publishing house, Meechan Music.


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Upcoming performances

Geraardsbergen, Belgium
Lament (from Macbeth)
Sunday, 08 October 2017


Chicago, IL
Soul Divine
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:30


Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Letters for Home
Friday, 13 October 2017 19:30


Red Deer, AB, Canada
The Pohutukawa Stands
Saturday, 28 October 2017


Kingsville, Tx
Soul Divine
Thursday, 02 November 2017 19:00


Wichita, KS
Letters for Home
Saturday, 04 November 2017 19:30


Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2nd Epitaph - Across the Water
Thursday, 09 November 2017


Winnipeg, MB, Canada
ISS Flyover
Sunday, 19 November 2017


Toronto, ON, Canada
Korn Symphony
Saturday, 02 December 2017 19:30


Tokyo, JP
Fragile Oasis
Monday, 04 December 2017