“Totally enchanting, inspired performances, brimming with natural, spontaneous musicianship”, raves Gramophone Magazine about cellist Peter Seidenberg. Mr. Seidenberg has played in major halls throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras including Century Orchestra of Osaka, New American Chamber Orchestra, De Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, and the Eastman-Rochester Philharmonic.
For four years he served as principal cellist with the Century Orchestra of Osaka. He was founding member of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet which created groundbreaking commissioning projects involving over 30 composers. He has collaborated with members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, Juilliard and Emerson Quartets and has participated in the Marlboro, Aspen, Caramoor, Casals and Norfolk festivals.
His numerous recordings can be found on the Pantheon, RCA, EMF, CRI, Albany, and Lyrichord labels. He has been featured on PBS, NBC, NHK, New Zealand Public TV, Air Espania and European Broadcast Union (EBU) broadcasts.
Mr. Seidenberg began his studies at the age of six, with Nell Novak, of the Music Center of the North Shore, in Winnetka, Illinois. He later received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, graduating from both schools with the highest honors. During the course of his study, he was awarded the prestigious Eastman School of Music Performer’s Certificate as well as the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Artist Diploma. His principal teachers have included Paul Katz, Bernard Greenhouse, and Alan Harris.
Currently, Peter Seidenberg is the cellist for the Oracle Trio, the Queen’s Chamber Band, and the New York Chamber Soloists. Peter also concertizes frequently in collaboration with pianist Hui-Mei Lin. The duo have performed together throughout the US to much acclaim.
Peter lives in Hastings on Hudson, NY with his wife, violinist April Johnson, and two daughters, Beatrice and Olivia.