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Peter Weitzner

     

Peter Weitzner, a graduate of The Juilliard School, has performed with Solisti New York, the Jupiter Symphony, EOS Ensemble, SONYC, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Stamford Symphony, Musicians Accord, and the New Jersey Symphony. As soloist, he has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony and performed the New York premiere of Sheila Silver’s Chant for bass and piano. Mr. Weitzner has been a frequent participant at international music festivals including Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, Cape May, Festival of the Hamptons, Bratislava Music Festival, and the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria.


An avid chamber musician, Mr. Weitzner is currently the curator and host of the BPL Chamber Players in residence at the Central branch (Grand Army Plaza) of the Brooklyn Public Library. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orion Quartet, Enso Quartet, Trio Solisti, New York Chamber Ensemble, Yale at Norfolk, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, New York Philomusica, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Sherman Chamber Ensemble and the Berkshire Bach Society.


He has also performed with the dance companies of Lar Lubovitch and David Parsons as well as Merce Cunningham’s 80th birthday celebration at the Lincoln Center Festival in the New York premiere of Biped. He also participated in a performance at NJPAC (NJ Performing Arts Center) with the re-emerging Alice Coltrane shortly before her passing. For ten years Mr. Weitzner toured the world as a member of the Giora Feidman Trio. In the spring of 2009, he was invited to become a member of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, an arts education advocacy group comprised of arts related non-profits, musicians and educators.


His work can be heard on the Nonesuch, Albany, Pro Gloria Musicae, New World Records, Musical Heritage Society, Delos, Grenadilla, Berkshire Bach Society and NY Philomusica record labels. He has also produced recordings of the Brandenburg Concerti with the Berkshire Bach Society and the critically acclaimed complete flute music of J.S. Bach with flutist Susan Rotholz and Kenneth Cooper, fortepiano, released by Bridge Records. His most recent collaboration as producer is a CD of American flute music with Susan Rotholz and pianist, Margaret Kampmeier, also available on Bridge Records. He is also a frequent contributor of concert recordings to NPR’s Performance Today, hosted by Fred Child.

Lark Quartet w/ Yousif Sheronick, percussion play Turceasca

This excerpt was recorded at a November, 2013 concert on the BPL Chamber Players Series at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and featured on NPR’s Performance Today with Fred Child.

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American Brass Quintet plays excerpts from Chansons by Josquin

This excerpt was recorded at a March, 2013 concert on the BPL Chamber Players Series at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and featured on NPR’s Performance Today with Fred Child.

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