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Peter Wiley

Cello Master Class – Featuring cellists and chamber ensembles from the MU School of Music

April 5, 2013

Cellist Peter Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher.  He is a member of the piano quartet, OPUS ONE, a group he co-founded in 1998 with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian and violist Steven Tenenbom. Wiley attended the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of David Soyer.  He joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1974.  The following year he was appointed principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  From 1987 through 1998, Mr. Wiley was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio.  In 2001, he succeeded his mentor, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri Quartet.  The quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009.

He has been awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998 with the Beaux Arts Trio and in 2009 with the Guarneri Quartet. Wiley participates at leading festivals including Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Santa Fe, Bravo and the Marlboro Music Festival. He holds the Orlando Cole Chair in Cello Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and is on faculty at Bard College Conservatory of Music.

He previously taught at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the University of Maryland School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and as faculty artist at Carmoor’s Rising Stars program.