"The ingenious percussionist Peter Ferry... in a bristling onstage performance that was a dance all its own." -Chicago Sun-Times
"An artist of vision... presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way," -Democrat and Chronicle
Peter Ferry is a young American percussion soloist quickly gaining recognition for re-imagining the classical concert experiencethrough meaningful, entertaining performances of contemporary repertoire.
A TEDx speaker, Ferry was invited to deliver the closing talk and performance on the creative power of collaboration between fields, which was titled "Striking at the Edge."
Performing as a concerto soloist and in innovative recital projects, Ferry's recent performances include commissions of several new works and performances across the United States including New York, St. Louis, Rochester, Providence, Chicago, and Baltimore.
An alumni of the Eastman School of Music, Ferry graduated with high honors, an Arts Leadership Program certificate, the first ever John Beck Percussion Scholarship, and the prestigious Performer's Certificate recognizing "outstanding performing ability."
With Earsight Duo, a video/percussion project with artist Xuan, Ferry won 1st Prize at the SAVVY Competition recognizing innovative performances and artistic excellence.
Eastman's Arts Leadership Program has awarded Ferry a generous Post-Graduate Fellowship with Alarm Will Sound for the 2013-2014 season. This position allows Ferry to occasionally perform with the ensemble as he learns firsthand how it produces ambitious and innovative performances of contemporary music.