Peter Phillips (born 15 Oct 1953) is a British choral conductor and musicologist.
Phillips was born in Southampton. After winning a scholarship to St John's College, Oxford in 1972, Phillips was offered the opportunity to study Renaissance music with the influential musicologists David Wulstan and Denis Arnold. During this period, he acquired a great deal of experience in conducting small vocal ensembles and an interest in exploring neglected areas of the repertoire, in particular, the music of the sixteenth-century composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
In 2005, Peter Phillips was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, a decoration intended to honour individuals who have contributed to the understanding of French culture in the world.