Peter Ko



Praised as “particularly moving” (San Diego Story) and showing “extraordinary [musicianship]” with “unbroken focus … fierce and committed [in performance]” (San Diego Union Tribune), Peter Ko is a cellist, performer and teacher based in San Diego, California.

As a performer, his training and projects have taken him across the USA, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. His collaborations with other renown musical artists include, Mark Fewer, the Dover String Quartet, Steve Schick, Aleck Karis, and Charles Curtis. Peter has performed at the soundSCAPE music festival in Italy, SICPP, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, with the Palimpsest and Renga ensembles, with Project [BLANK], and currently serves as principal cellist for the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.

Peter has received his significant musical training from Charles Curtis, Vernon Regehr, Ron Leonard, Ashley Walters, and Mario Ramirez. He has also received coaching from many other notable artists, including Lynn Harrell, Felix Fan, Mark Fewer, Adrian Brendel, the Gryphon Trio, and the Danish String Quartet. He holds a MMus from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a BA from University of California, San Diego. He is currently working on towards his DMA in Contemporary Music Performance, at UCSD.