Peter Maniura

Director @ IMZ Academy

Peter Maniura is currently the head of in-house classical music production for the BBC. Over the last two years he has launched two new online services for the Arts. Last year he was the Launch Director of BBC Arts Online, the live and on-demand service which aggregates the BBC’s Arts coverage across all its services and works extensively with partner organisations in the British arts sector. In 2012 he was the Curator of the new BBC/Arts Council England digital online arts service ‘The Space’ which promotes digital innovation and creativity across the art forms. Previously he was Head of Television Classical Music at BBC.

His production department is responsible for all of the BBC’s key factual and performance music and dance programmes, including the BBC Proms, opera from the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne and ballet productions. He has over 20 years’ experience as a director and producer of both documentary and live event programmes and pursues the creative development of programmes alongside his current managerial and strategic commitments at the BBC.

Many of Peter´s programmes have won major awards, including a BAFTA and an International Emmy in 2006 for ‘Holocaust: a music memorial film from Auschwitz’, which he produced for BBC 2. Maniura was appointed a member of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Honours in 2002 for his work in producing ‘Prom at the Palace’ at Buckingham Palace.