Peter Guy

An honours graduate and university medallist from the University of Newcastle, Peter Guy has an association with the musical life of Newcastle spanning over twenty years. Formerly the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Christ Church Cathedral, Peter is currently pursuing post-graduate studies at the Kodaly Institute of the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Hungary, focussing on choral conducting and solfege methodology under the direction of the world’s leaders in Kodaly’s philosophy and practice of music performance and education. As part of his studies, Peter has returned to his first instrument, piano, under the watchful tutelage of Anikó Novák.

Peter studied organ and choral conducting under Philip Matthias at the University of Newcastle, during which he received many awards and prizes including the Michael Dudman Memorial Scholarship, Newton-John Memorial Prize for the most outstanding graduate, and the Vice Chancellor’s Honours Scholarship. He is the first student to be awarded Sarolta Scholarship of the International Kodaly Society in two consecutive years. Pursuing his broad range of interests, Peter was awarded a Master of Theological Studies from the University of Divinity in 2017.

Peter performs regularly as an organ recitalist in many Australian capital cities and regional areas. He was a national keyboard finalist in the 2003 Symphony Australia Young Performer’s Award, has performed concertos with the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Musica da Camera and Christ Church Camerata, and has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


  • Festival Choir in Concert

    The Festival Choir forms again in 2024 under the baton of Christopher Allan, with associate artists Erin Sweetman and Peter Guy. Sunday August 11, 2.30pm

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