Peter Murch

YEAR OF AWARD: 2006
AGE AT AWARD: 18
ARTFORMS: Music , Percussion
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Biography

Percussionist Peter Murch comes from a family of strong musicians. Brought up in Aberfeldy in Perthshire, Peter has been part of the RSAMD YouthWorks programme for the past two years and has now embarked on full-time undergraduate study also at RSAMD.

Despite never having owned his own percussion instruments, but having to borrow ones from school, Peter has worked very hard to turn his talent into promise and potential. His percussion tutor on YouthWorks ranks him as one of the most gifted students to have come through the programme.

As well as revelling in one-to-one tuition from percussion legends at the RSAMD, Peter plays in a couple of bands in his spare time, which have treated audiences to performances of musicality and ‘joie de vivre’.

Now that Peter, aged 18, is studying full-time it is essential that he has his own set of percussion instruments.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award will enable him to buy various instruments, such as timpani, drum kit and marimba.



[Having my own instruments] will make a huge difference to my studies at RSAMD and any future career.