Peter Eom

Armed with a versatility of creative interests, cellist Peter Eom has been recognized for “polish, humour and notable eloquence . . . with never a routine phrase” in his playing...

Armed with a versatility of creative interests, cellist Peter Eom has been hailed for his “flowing, lyrical quality of sound” and “agility, purity of intonation, and sureness of taste” (Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2022).

A devoted chamber musician, Peter is the cellist of the Rolston String Quartet, first prizewinner of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition and heralded as “one of the very best in a quartet-rich age”. His diverse chamber music career has led to collaborations with artists including Joshua Bell, Peter Frankl, Augustin Hadelich, Paul Neubauer, David Shifrin, and members of the Dover, Emerson, Miró, and Tokyo String Quartets. Peter has taught chamber music at Duke University, the Glenn Gould School, University of British Columbia, University of Texas Austin, and Yale University and cello at the Glenn Gould School and Northwestern University. Recent engagements include the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the chamber music societies of Calgary, Munich, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tulsa, Vancouver, and others.

Peter is a top prizewinner of competitions including the Dover Chamber Competition, Klein International String Competition, National YoungArts Foundation Music Competition, the American String Teachers’ Association Competition, Alexander & Buono International String Competition, and in 2013 was chosen as one of three classical musicians representing the United States of America’s class of graduating seniors as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Solo engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, MusicaNova Orchestra, Universal Music Group, YoungArts, and Americans for the Arts.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colburn Conservatory, a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, and was an artist in residence at the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His mentors include Clive Greensmith, Gary Hoffman, and Hans Jørgen Jensen.

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