Piers has performed numerous studio soundtrack sessions for film, TV and radio, working at the famous Abbey Road studios with the London Symphony Orchestra – most recently on sessions for Harry Potter (composed and conducted by the venerable John Williams) and Fantastic Mr Fox. His unique recorder sound lends colour to musical ventures across many genres and he is always interested to discuss new projects and collaborations.
Piers is an engaging and articulate writer, and has been commissioned to write articles for various publications including Early Music Today, Music Teacher and International Record Review. These have included book and music reviews, a survey of commercially available recorders and a piece for the popular column ‘Too Many Records’ (read it here).
As a presenter Piers was invited in 2014 by the BBC to host a series programmes for Radio 3’s ‘Early Music Show’ on the music of C.P.E.Bach, as well as a personal tribute to the late recorder-playing legend Frans Bruggen. He was engaged as an expert jury member for the finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012, and he is a regular guest on TV and radio programmes in the UK and abroad talking about his life and work, the recorder and its music. His ensemble Red Priest was the subject of hour-long televised documentaries for The South Bank Show and for the NHK network in Japan.
Piers also gives lectures to interested groups on myriad aspects of recorder playing and history, and the technique and philosophy of performance.