Peter Luff hosted the 2010 IHS Symposium in Brisbane, Australia, at the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium where he is on the faculty. He is also associate principal horn with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Luff cites Barry Tuckwell as his role model, and Tuckwell was Patron of the symposium. Luff also admires Hector McDonald and the American Horn Quartet, and they were featured artists at the symposium.
Luff was born in Perth, Western Australia. He received a music scholarship to attend Churchlands Senior High School, where he developed his interest in the horn. He continued his studies at the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium, graduating in 1986 and taking a position with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has earned a master's degree and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Queensland Conservatorium.
Luff has performed with the Adelaide Symphony, West Australian Symphony, State Opera Orchestra of South Australia, Queensland Philharmonic, Queensland Wind Soloists, and Southern Cross Soloists. He has published and recorded arrangements for the Southern Cross Soloists.
Luff has conducted brass ensembles, wind ensembles, youth orchestras, and the Queensland Orchestra. He has tutored horn students at institutions and music camps in Australia, Korea, Japan, and the US and has adjudicated competitions at the Australian Academy of Music and Education Queensland's Fanfare competition.
Luff was honored with the Punto Award at the 2010 IHS Symposium.