Timothy Peters joins the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as Associate Concertmaster after spending ten seasons as Principal Second Violin of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been invited to perform as a titled guest with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including Concertmaster with the Norrlandsoperan Symfoniorkester (Sweden); Principal Second Violin with the Dresden Philharmonic, Aalborg Symfoniorkester (Denmark), and Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Sub-Principal Second Violin with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He has additionally performed with the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, and the Houston, San Diego, San Antonio, and Charleston Symphony Orchestras. He has served as the Concertmaster of the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra and the National Orchestral Institute, where his performance of Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” was praised by the Washington Post.
Mr. Peters’ many solo performances include recital appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas, and an appearance as a soloist on Garrison Keillor’s popular radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion”. His recent concerto appearances include performances with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and the Maggini Ensemble (Houston,Texas). His live recital performances have been broadcast live on WFMT-FM (Chicago), WCLV-FM (Cleveland), and KUHF-FM (Houston).
As a member of the Brutini String Quartet, Degas Quartet, and Young Eight Octet chamber ensembles, Mr. Peters was a prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and has performed in many of America’s prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Tishman Hall in New York City, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. (on the 1699 “Ward” Stradivarius), the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, on the Raleigh and Chicago Chamber Music Society Series, the Jewel Box Series in Chicago, the Music Mondays Series in New York City, and on the Amatius Concert Series in Austin with the Grammy-nominated Enso Quartet.
A dedicated educator, Mr. Peters has given masterclasses at the University of Houston, Seattle University, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Appalachian State University, and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, as well as in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. He has coached many young students in the Houston Youth Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and was a featured presenter at the Suzuki Association of the Americas National Conference in 2010 and 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mr. Peters was a student of William Preucil at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Kenneth Goldsmith at Rice University.