Peter Facer is a British oboist and composer. For three years he was the principal oboist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and he now lives and works in the UK as a freelance oboe player. He studied music at Cambridge University, where he learnt composition with Robin Holloway and Giles Swayne and gained a double first class degree.
Peter's compositional style ranges from the serious to the silly: he loves writing music of uncompromising modernity as well as pop songs and pieces for musical theatre. He has a particular interest in writing music for the stage, and an incidental orchestral suite of music based on his score for the play Peter Pan won the Orpheus Composer of the Year competition in 2014. His Insect Etudes for solo oboe (Emerson Edition) are performed worldwide by various oboists, and his satirical send-up of his old Cambridge college 'Girton – the Musical' is still being performed, ten years later.