Peter James Adcock won an organ scholarship to read music at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, where he secured a further music scholarship with the highest first in his year.
A pianist, organist and flautist, he reached the regional piano finals of the B.B.C. Young Musician of the Year at the age of 14; gained his organ diploma before going up to Oxford in 1988; and received a gold award for his flute playing from the Royal Schools of Music.
He studied the piano with the eminent Bach specialist and performer, Maurice Cole; the distinguished teacher, Danielle Salomon; and his mentor, the world-renowned Professor Alexander Kelly, late of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He also took organ lessons at Exeter Cathedral, and flute at Dartington College.
Frequent collaborations with other musicians include coaching from Paul Hamburger, and accompanying conferences, lectures, classes and masterclasses by Sir David Willcocks, Robert Tear, Sir Neville Marriner and Nigel Perrin.