Article on Reger's Cello Sonata no. 4 in A minor Op. 116
Reger at 150: Lecture and Recital
A week after the 150th birthday of German composer Max Reger I had the privilege of giving a lecture and recital in the Carnegie Room of Guilford College. The lecture comprised an overview of Reger's life and works, and more in depth exploration of his cello sonatas. Meagan Lacher and I performed his Op. 28 sonata in G minor as well. You can read more about events happening around the world at the Max Reger Institute's website.
Duo 336 Spring 2023 Tour
I am pleased to be touring the Carolinas again with Meagan Lacher for Duo 336's second recital tour! On the program will be works by Balakirev, MacMillan, Augusta Read Thomas, and Saint-Saëns. Dates and venues can be found on the tour page here.
Premier of Five Pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 10
Nathan Southwick, violin and Annie Jeng, piano gave the formal premiere of the Op. 10 at Campbell University in North Carolina. The program featured several other works of contemporary classical music, performed by members of the Elon Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. The Ensemble gave a pre-concert talk for students about trends in contemporary classical music and its importance in music education.
Recording of Op. 10
My talented friends Nathan Southwick and Suzanne Polak have given a terrific rendition of the Five Pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 10! It was recorded in the Organ Hall at UNC-Greensboro and can be viewed on this site and also on my YouTube channel. Nathan will be giving the formal premiere of the work with the Elon Contemporary Chamber Ensemble early next year.
Article on Reger's Cello Sonata no. 3 Op. 78
My third installment for the Cello Museum on the cello works of Max Reger can be read online here! There is now a dedicated page on the Cello Museum site where all of my articles are together for your convenience. Next year marks the 150th anniversary of Reger's birth!
Article on Reger's Cello Sonata no. 2 Op. 28
My second installment for the Cello Museum on the cello works of Max Reger can be read online here! This piece was part of Duo 336's first recital tour of the Eastern Seaboard. Stay connected with the Cello Museum for more!
Arcady Emerging Composer Competition
I'm pleased to announce that my piece "Four Dialogues on Texts by Joseph the Hymnographer" Op. 5 was named a place-winner in the Arcady Ensemble's 2022 RBC Emerging Composer Competition! You can read more about the Arcady Ensemble and their work here. You can also read more about the piece and listen to the premiere on this page.
This spring I will be joined by the wonderful pianist Meagan Lacher for a recital tour of North and South Carolina as newly-formed Duo 336 (Meagan came up with the name, she's good at stuff like that). The program will feature works by Arvo Pärt, Max Reger, James MacMillan, and Samuel Barber. Head to this page to see dates and venues.
Article on Reger's Cello Sonata no. 1 Op. 5
My first article for The Cello Museum is now available to read online here! There will be three more installments of this series, and the timing worked out just right for the first article to be published on Reger's birthday! Stay connected with the Cello Museum for more.
The Cello Museum
I am thrilled to be joining the people at The Cello Museum as a contributing author! I will be writing a series of articles on the cello works of Max Reger that will be published throughout the year.
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra appointment
I am excited to share that I will be serving as interim conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Philharmonic for the Fall of 2021! The CSYO program is a flourishing community of young musicians from the greater Charlotte area who are passionate about classical music. Read more about it here.
New Album "Anti-Compass" out now!
I am so excited to announce that my debut CD with the Sheva Collection label has been released in physical format! Thank you to all who supported my Kickstarter project earlier this year that made it possible. If you are interested in receiving a copy, send me a message through this page. Digital formats will be available soon.
New piece for Catchfire Collective, Dark Jewel Tones
This summer I spent most of my time composing a new work for my professional chamber ensemble Catchfire Collective. We will be premiering this new work Sept 9th-11th in North Carolina. You can learn more about the piece and Catchfire Collective here.
RECORDING OF DEBUT ALBUM WITH SHEVA COLLECTION
AND KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
From January 12-15, Peter had the opportunity to finally record his first cd for Sheva Collection in the Tew Recital Hall of UNCG. There is a Kickstarter Campaign at the URL below for those who wish to contribute financial support for the release of the album. More news to this end to come!
Livestream performance with Catchfire Collective
Peter's chamber ensemble Catchfire Collective recently
performed a livestream concert from Flux Creative Studios in Greensboro, NC. The program featured works by Nico Muhly, Jonathon Bailey Holland, Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Robin McLaughlin, and Robert Honstein. The performance was also well reviewed in Classical Voice of North Carolina.
Read more about Catchfire Collective here
Appointment to Guilford College
Peter was recently appointed to the music facutly
at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He will be
teaching private cello and is very excited for this
new part of his career! Read more about Guilford
and its music program here
Signing to Sheva Collection
Last month, Peter signed with Sheva Collection, a classical record company based in the United Kingdom. Peter is incredibly excited to work with its founder and CEO, Ermanno de Stefani and release a disc early next year. Peter will record the album in early August 2020 in the Tew Recital Hall of UNC-Greensboro with engineer Dennis Hopson.
The disc will comprise masterworks from the Twentieth Century for unaccompanied cello by Hindemith, Crumb, Weinberg, and Ligeti. Check back here soon for a link to a Kickstarter campaign that will offer numerous ways for you to be involved in the creation of this album!
Read more about Sheva Collection here.