Peter Gregson (b.1987) is a composer, cellist, and Deutsche Grammophon recording artist. His music is regularly sought out by the most exciting choreographers and dance companies in the world, including Theaterhaus Stuttgart / Gauthier Dance, Joffrey Ballet, PA Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, and Ballet BC. His acclaimed album Bach Recomposed has recently been choreographed by Kristian Lever at Hamburg’s Staatsoper.
Amongst Gregson’s film credits are Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ (starring Kate Winslet and Susan Sarandon) and the late Alan Rickman’s ‘A Little Chaos’ as well as the soundtrack for the popular video game ‘Boundless’. Gregson’s music has also earned widespread recognition through the highly popular TV series ‘Bridgeton’ (Netflix) and ‘The New Pope’ by Paolo Sorrentino (HBO).
Balenciaga, Burberry, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Pat McGrath have all featured Gregson’s music in campaigns and runway shows, and more recently Gregson has collaborated with the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino again for the latest Bulgari campaign, providing his track 6.6 as the backdrop to the romantic film.
As a cellist, he has performed all around the world, from The Royal Albert Hall in London to a jazz club in Beijing; from the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg to Capitol Studios in Hollywood, which was filmed and released in January 2021. He is a prolific artist, with a body of work that can range from the atmospheric ‘Somnia’ which was commissioned for ‘World Sleep Day’, to a moody remix of Moby’s track ‘Extreme Ways’.
Undoubtedly, it was Gregson’s fifth studio album ‘Patina’ which really cemented his name as one of the most innovative composers today. The highly acclaimed release featured an astonishing array of analogue electronic instruments, a string ensemble and his unique solo cello brought together to explore the theme of absence. Released September 2021, Patina was the world’s first album specifically recorded and designed for Dolby Atmos audio, mixed at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios by Deutsche Grammophon. Patina was followed by Patina (Alternative Versions) EP which continued to explore the depth and complexity of the album through poignant collaborations and reworks. His latest EP ‘Solo Piano’, sees Gregson rework compositions from previous albums with the help of pianist Frederik ‘t Kindt (from the Slow Show band) who stripped down the music into intimate pieces for solo piano. Gregson is set to release his sixth album, QUARTETS: THREE AND FOUR, on Deutsche Grammophon on the 11th of November.