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Cellist Peter Kibbe,

resides in Baltimore and is currently a member of several local ensembles, including the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, performing a diverse range of classical and romantic era pieces, along with the Pique Collective ( and Mind on Fire (, both groups dedicated to uncommon and cutting-edge music experiences in nontraditional venues. Outside Baltimore, Peter enjoys preserving the American ragtime musical tradition by touring with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, which presents showings of early silver-age black and white films with a live theater orchestra, as well as Naked Eye Ensemble, which commissions new works from all over the US for amplified mixed instrumental ensemble.


Peter, a longtime attendee himself, is also managing director of the National Cello Institute, a summertime cello course in California which hosts nearly 150 players and teachers from all over the world in workshop sessions and classes featuring the cello.  Then in early August each year, Mr. Kibbe manages operations for the Trinidad Bay Art and Music Festival in Northern California, which programs a summertime chamber music series featuring local painters and classical musicians.


Peter Kibbe, son of Los Angeles and proud Baltimore denizen, was raised in a family of musicians and composers, and in addition to studying and playing with some of the finest teachers, coaches, and performers on both coasts of the US, he currently enjoys a career as an orchestral and chamber musician in and around Baltimore. Owing to his start in the west, and the training given him by his teachers Rachael Lonergan, John Walz, and Andrew Cook, and premier cellist Alan Stepansky at The Peabody Institute, Mr. Kibbe has had the privilege of working with several of today’s respected performers and conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, and Dan Deacon to name a few. He has performed orchestrally for capacity audiences across the United States and parts of Europe, including acclaimed concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Meyerhoff in Baltimore, Strathmore Concert Hall in Washington DC, and Carnegie Hall in New York.  Mr. Kibbe now finds himself in many varied and eclectic performance settings during his career, including symphony halls, historic cathedrals, coffee houses, summer festivals, recording studios, night clubs, libraries, grassy fields, cruise ships, kindergartens and amphitheaters, and is always glad to play for open ears. He happily plays on a 2004 Cremonese instrument made by Roberto Collini.

May 2024

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