Welcome to the website of Peter Whelan
Irish-born Peter Whelan is a versatile musician, with a diverse repertoire spanning over 400 years. He is in constant demand as a bassoonist, director, chamber musician and teacher. Peter is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Marsyas. Directing from the harpsichord, Peter has led Ensemble Marsyas in performances at the Wigmore Hall, Dublin Castle and at the Lammermuir Festival. As a concerto soloist, Peter has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Musikverein (Vienna), the Lincoln Centre (NY) and the Wigmore Hall (London- broadcast live on BBC radio). In May 2016, Peter gave the première of a specially commissioned bassoon concerto by American composer Michael Gordon, performing with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Southbank Centre.