About Peter

 Peter with his Baroque Bass

Peter with his Baroque Bass

 

Peter Buckoke oversees the Alexander department at the RCM, where the technique is embedded in the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Peter is also professor of double bass at the RCM and plays both modern and baroque bass with various chamber groups in London. He is a founding member of The Schubert Ensemble of London, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 'Best Chamber Group' award, and has often been invited to play with other small chamber groups when they need a bass player for larger repertoire, including the Nash Ensemble and the Alberni, Allegri, Arditi, Chillingirian, Coul, Dante, and Endellion string quartets and the London Handel Players. In 2006, Peter was invited to an international double bass convention at The China Conservatory in Beijing, to represent European bass playing. He was invited to return to the China Conservatory and Shanghai Conservatory in December 2017 to introduce the Alexander Technique to the university level students. Another invitation from Shanghai Conservatory,  has resulted in the creation of a short Alexander course for their postgraduate students. This will start in May 2018.

In his spare time, Peter looks after several colonies of bees.