PETER RUEFFER (Musical Director CGO, 1996-2016)

Peter Rueffer’s experience of chamber ensembles involving the guitar range from duo partnerships with guitarists Jason Carter and Nick Hunt to being a member of the contemporary music group Omega. 

He is best known however through his work with the Pro Arte Guitar Trio, a group he founded in 1987 and with whom he still maintains a busy performing schedule.  With the trio he has recorded five CDs, undertaken several European tours and performed throughout the UK including many recitals at London’s Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall.

His work as an arranger is well known and his settings for Guitar Orchestra were awarded the arrangers prize at the biennial National Guitar Orchestra Competition on three successive occasions in 1998, 2000 and 2002. 

He is the founder and director of the Dillington Guitar Summer School , and Festival, an event dedicated to the guitar in ensemble which has now been running since 1994.