Peter Serkin


The American pianist Peter Serkin’s musical heritage extends back several generations: his grandfather was violinist and composer Adolf Busch and his father pianist Rudolf Serkin. He has performed with the world’s major symphony orchestras and is a dedicated chamber musician. He has collaborated with Alexander Schneider; Pamela Frank; Yo-Yo Ma; the Budapest, Guarneri, Orion and Shanghai String Quartets; and TASHI, of which he was a founding member.

Mr. Serkin’s orchestral appearances for the 2014-2015 season included concerti by Mozart, Bartók, and Beethoven with the San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and Sydney Symphonies and the Florida Orchestra. In April, he gave the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize- and MacArthur Fellowship-winning composer Charles Wuorinen’s new piano concerto with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He gave solo recitals in New York, Sydney, Brisbane, and New Haven at Yale University, and joined the Orion String Quartet at the Ravinia and Toronto Summer Music Festivals and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Mr. Serkin currently teaches at Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Longy School of Music.

Winter 2016

Appeared in


Giant in the Shadows