This concert is free and open to the public.
Dr. Peter Arnstein is well known in the Twin Cities area as a pianist and composer. He has often served as pianist and harpsichordist with the Minnesota Orchestra, and has accompanied many members of the Twin Cities’ two main orchestras and college music faculties. A winner of international competitions in both composition and piano, he has toured the Midwest as pianist and composer-in-residence for the Sylmar Chamber Ensemble and currently teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and the Mt. Calvary School of Music. He has performed many times at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland as both piano soloist and harpsichord soloist. His CDs include programs from his own solo piano concerts, including Live from Edinburgh, Live from Illinois, and Live from B.C. His latest CD is Serenity 2, which includes many of his own compositions.
He received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his Master’s from the University of Illinois-Urbana, and his Bachelor’s from the Manhattan School of Music. His music is published by Manduca Music Publications in the United States and by Spartan Press in Europe.
Recently he participated in the Nautilus composer/librettist program, for which he wrote five song/theater scenes in two weeks, working with five different authors.
He has also written liner notes for music CDs, science articles for ehow.com, classical music articles for examiner.com, and, sometimes, short stories and novels.