Peter Ko is a professional cellist, an active performer and teacher based in San Diego, California.
As a performer, his training and projects have taken him across the USA, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. His collaborations with other renown musical artists include, Mark Fewer, the Dover String Quartet, Steve Schick, Aleck Karis, and Duo Concertante. Peter has toured Atlantic Canada with the Strataphoria String Quartet, and has served as principal solo cellist of the Pacific Lyric Association Opera, Cello Bash, and San Diego City Ballet Orchestra. He has also been the cellist of the Integral String Quartet, performed with UCSD’s Palimpsest Ensemble, Renga, and the soundSCAPE music festival in Italy. His musical interests span from the early renaissance, to the experimental avant garde, and is always eager to try something interesting and new.
Peter has received his significant musical training from Charles Curtis, Vernon Regehr, Ashley Walters, and Mario Ramirez. Further influences include Adrian Brendel, Mark Fewer, and Nancy Dahn. He has also received coachings from many other great world-class artists, including Lynn Harrell, Felix Fan, the Gryphon Trio, the Danish String Quartet, and many others. He holds a MMus from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a BA from University of California, San Diego. He is currently working on towards his DMA in Contemporary Music Performance, at UCSD.