Pete Letanka is one of our keynote speakers:

  • 10.15am – 11am

Pete will discuss how his heritage influenced his musical career, how he branched out from being a professional jazz pianist to working in educational settings and how creativity can feature at the heart of learning.

Pete Letanka will also be delivering the following workshop:

  • Improvisation in a Classroom Setting (1pm – 2pm)

Workshop information


Pete Letanka is a jazz pianist, composer, educator and presenter. His work as a pianist involves recording albums for the award-winning Zephyr Records, and performing at Ronnie Scotts jazz club, the Barbican Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

As an educator, Pete leads creative music project with a range of partners including the Royal Opera House, National Portrait Gallery and National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

He leads projects across the world including India, Lebanon, South Africa, Spain and Portugal.

His compositions for film and television include the Warner Bros. documentary film on Stanley Kubrick, commissions from the BBC Concert Orchestra and his composition “Hope and Glory” closed the Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

He has presented concerts on BBC Radio 3, hosted the MFY Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and led conversations with Mpho Tutu (daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu) at the Concertgebouw in Holland.

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