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Hamish Dustagheer is Director of Music at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton. He graduated from the Royal College of Music, London with first-class honours and the Keyboard Prize, and subsequently completed postgraduate studies with distinction at the University of Oxford, reading for an MPhil at New College. He specialised in performance, whilst researching the influence of the Solesmes Gregorian chant revival on church music in early twentieth century England under the supervision of Robert Quinney and Philip Kennedy. His previous tutors include Gordon Fergus-Thompson, David Graham and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin.

Hamish has performed in many prestigious venues across Europe, both as a soloist and choral director, and has appeared in television and radio broadcasts at home and abroad. At the age of 24, he was appointed as Maestro di Cappella of the Archdiocese of Malta, where he was responsible for the music at all Archdiocesan and State occasions at St John’s Co-Cathedral: the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta. Upon returning to the U.K., he directed chapel music at Oundle School and Lancing College, before being appointed to Wolverhampton. Here, he manages the musical life of the church, primarily directing and training the choirs of boys, girls, and men in services, concerts, and tours.