- composer, musician, artistic director
"Peter Lodwick is a unique composer and musician."
Nominated to Norsk Scenekunstbruks honourprize 2019
Peter Lodwick was born in Neath - South Wales. His music interest showed at a young age performing as a pianist and cellist with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. After receiving multiple Glamorgan scholarships, Peter studied piano, voice and cello at The Royal Academy of Music, London. On leaving college Peter became a member of The Doyle Carte Opera Company while still pursuing his piano career. Martha Graham invited him to work with her company and thus he began composing for dance. Parallel to this he received increasing recognition as a pianist. Peter was then invited to Norway by the director of the Norwegian Opera. He has since lived in Norway.
Peter has composed music for many theatre performances at the National Theatre, Oslo New Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, Rikstheatre and Norwegian Television. Peters works have been performed at Edinburgh Festival, Avignon Festival, Harstad Festival. He has composed for several of the modern dance groups in Norway and the Norwegian National Ballet.
Published CD Music for Ballet Class, Vol 1 and Music for Ballet Class, Vol 2, orchestrated class CDs to inspire. Also published CDs Music for Modern Dance Class and Moments.
As a performing artist Peters career became increasingly oriented towards performances for younger audiences. This work resulted in the foundation of the groups Brobyggere, Stage Productions and Dans & Toner. "I saw there was a need for a professional touring company that could tailor dance performances for a younger audience. So far the only touring organisations in the country represented theatre and music. Dance was virtually unknown." Peter composes and tours regularly for Dans & Toner.
Peter has developed his own rhythm and improvisation technique, Lodwick technique. The technique has been part of the curriculum at the National Academy of the Arts for more than 25 years. Also part of the curriculum at Bårdar Dance Academy, Oslo for more than 14 years. See Courses
Peter also works with photography and design. See Peter Lodwick Productions
“Peter Lodwick is a man of
many talents. The composer who can do everything and in
“Peter Lodwick is an incitement to our environment, an injection – erratic and unrelenting Welsh blood!”
“Peter Lodwick’s music lashes
out with its melodies assembled like a musical wedding bouquet.
“The virtuosic music, written and performed by Peter Lodwick, was very seductive at times.
His range is overwhelming in
Norwegian context. He moves from Baroque to church music,
“One rarely hears a piece of
music so comprehensive and richly nuanced, which does
From Aftenpostens review of “Poems” (received the Norwegian Critics Award)
The music rarely touches you this powerfully in a
From Aftenpostens review of "Lille Heidelberg"
Peter Lodwick’s song and music
gave a fantastic setting….I have never before experienced
Tønsberg Blads review of “Voluspá”
“Peter Lodwick is a gifted and
dynamic pianist and composer. Both rhythm and
From Eva Krøvels review of “Point Counter Point”
“Peter Lodwick’s music fills every fibre in your body!”
From Avisen Jarlsbergs review of “Munch – en reise i dans, musikk & billedkunst”
mood of the paintings were underlined by music billowing from the sorrowful
Fra Kragerøavisas omtale av “Munch – en reise i dans, musikk & billedkunst”
“Beautiful and enchanting music that struck us right at the heart.”
Fra Harstad Tidendes omtale av "Dans for Deg"
“The young audience were spellbound by Peter Lodwick’s high level of music.”
From Laagendalspostens review of "Dans for Deg"
“A firework of musical pearls and surprises.”
From Dagbladets review of "Hånd i hånd"
“Peter Lodwick’s music is
brilliant and it gives the play an extra dimension. The
From Aftenpostens review of "Trollspill"