Peter Exton

Peter Exton

Peter graduated from the University of Western Australia with an Honours degree in Physics, before completing a Postgraduate Diploma of Music in violin performance from the University of Tasmania. He performed in many overseas masterclasses including those with Josef Gingold, Sandor Végh, Pinchas Zukerman, Yehudi Menuhin, Max Rostal and Igor Ozim. Peter worked for several years in London with the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, before returning to Australia where he was Associate Concertmaster of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and then Co-concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria. Peter has performed as concerto soloist with many of Australia’s leading orchestras, and taught and performed in recital and chamber music ensembles across the country.

Peter commenced his association with Marshall Day Acoustics in 2003 when he joined a team researching the design of performing arts venues. He has specialised in room design with 3D computer modelling using AutoCAD and Rhino, acoustic prediction using Odeon, and room acoustic measurement using DIRAC and IRIS.

Peter’s experience and understanding as a musician allows him to communicate effectively with musicians, performers, managers and arts administrators in the planning and commissioning phases of projects. The skills developed with his experience of 3D computer models are essential in understanding the acoustic character of new and existing venues when working with architects and designers.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BSc (Hons in Physics), University of Western Australia, 1984
  • Grad. Dip. Mus, University of Tasmania, 1986

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