Peter Wiley


Cellist Peter Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher. He is a member of the piano quartet Opus One, a group he co-founded in 1998 with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian, and violist Steven Tenenbom. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of David Soyer and  joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1974. The following year, he was appointed Principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for eight years. From 1987 through 1998, he was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio. In 2001, he succeeded his mentor, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri Quartet. The quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009. He has been awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998 with the Beaux Arts Trio and again in 2009 with the Guarneri Quartet. He participates at leading festivals, including Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Santa Fe, Bravo!, and Bidgehampton. He continues his long association with the Marlboro Music Festival, dating back to 1971. He teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music.


Peter Wiley performed with The Orchestra Now on May 1, 2021.


Bio: July 2018