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Peter Serkin

The distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing in concert today.

Serkin’s rich musical heritage extends back several generations: his grandfather was violinist and composer Adolf Busch and his father pianist Rudolf Serkin. In 1958, at age eleven, he entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. A year later he made his Marlboro Music Festival and New York City debuts soon followed by debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra and finally the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He has since performed with the world’s major symphony orchestras and such eminent conductors as Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle and James Levine.

Highlights of Peter Serkin’s recent and upcoming US appearances include performances with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, and the Boston, Chicago, National, Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto, Cincinnati and Atlanta symphonies; recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago and New York’s 92nd Street Y; and summer festival appearances at Ravinia, Aspen, Ojai, Caramoor, Tanglewood, Blossom, Mostly Mozart, Saratoga and the Mann Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra.