Peter Meechan holds an undergraduate degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, a Master of Arts degree and a PhD (composition), both from the University of Salford. Currently, Peter is proud to hold posts with two of the country's most prestigious ensembles: 'Composer in Residence' at the Band of the Coldstream Guards and 'Musical Associate' with Foden's Band.
The majority of his works have been written for wind and brass instruments, including unaccompanied solo works and compositions for chamber ensembles. His music for brass bands has been performed at festivals and contests across the globe, whilst his music for winds has been featured at festivals throughout Europe and North America, including the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and at the BASBWE International Wind Festival.
Peter's music has been extensively performed, recorded, broadcast and commissioned throughout the world by artists including; Jens Lindemann, Steven Mead, Les Neish, Rex Richardson, Clark Rundell, Bramwell Tovey, Black Dyke Band, Foden's Band, Spanish Brass, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Kew Wind Orchestra, RNCM Wind Orchestra, Band of the Coldstream Guards, BBC Concert Orchestra, Docklands Sinfonia, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, as well as many leading university Wind Bands both in the UK as well as in the USA.