Pete Stacey

Born and brought up in Swansea, Pete Stacey studied music at Liverpool University where he won first class honours. He went on to complete a PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia.

As well as being a trained music therapist, Pete is also an active composer: his Concerto for Bansuri, commissioned for Hariprasad Chaurasia and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, was short-listed for the British Composer Awards in 2004. He went on to collaborate with Radio One DJ, Bobby Friction, in the development of a synthesis of contemporary British Asian music and orchestral soundscapes (Three Cities Festival 2005). In 2010 he completed a commission for BBc Three composing a Sitar Concerto for  Nishat Khan, India's leading Sitar player. The 45 minute concert will be performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2011.

Pete’s commitment to musical creativity is also manifested in an involvement in improvised music. He plays contemporary jazz with Western Arc as well as world-music-jazz with Mojas.

Pete performs with Dance India Wales and toured with them in their show 'Life' during the autumn of 2009.