Peter Tregear is a musician, author, and academic. Melbourne-born, he completed a doctorate at Cambridge University, and was later appointed a Fellow. He subsequently held teaching posts in the UK and Australia and worked as a singer and conductor. In 2012 he was appointed Head of the ANU School of Music, Canberra.
Peter co-founded the opera company IOpera and the Consort of Melbourne. His particular academic interest is in the musical culture of the Weimar republic, and the generation of musicians whose careers and lives were ruined by the rise of fascism in Europe. Peter is also a regular music correspondent for the Melbourne Review. His second book, Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style, was recently published by Scarecrow Press (USA).