Peter Seivewright was born in Skipton, England, in 1954. He studied music at Oxford and spent three years as a post-graduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying piano with Ryszard Bakst. As a student he was a frequent soloist with RNCM orchestras, receiving particular Press attention for his performance of Richard Rodney Bennett’s Piano Concerto.
From 2008 to 2011 Peter Seivewright was the inaugural Professor of Music (Full Professor) at the Academy for the Performing Arts at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. In the Spring and Summer of 2012 he spent three months as Professor-in-Residence at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, in Kabul, Afghanistan, and from 2017 to 2018 he was Professor of Pianoforte Performance at the Phnom Penh International Institute of the Arts, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His latest post is as Pianist-in-Residence at the brand new Phuket School of Music in Phuketm Thailand (from May 2019).
His home is near Glasgow, Scotland.