Peter Weitzner, a graduate of The Juilliard School, is currently the principal bass of Orchestra Lumos led by music director Michael Stern. He has performed with Solisti New York, the Jupiter Symphony, EOS Ensemble, SONYC, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Stamford Symphony, Musicians Accord, and the New Jersey Symphony. As soloist, he has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony and performed the New York premiere of Sheila Silverís Chant for bass and piano. Mr. Weitzner has been a frequent participant at international music festivals including Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, Cape May, Seal Bay Festival, Festival of the Hamptons, White Mountains Music Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Bratislava Music Festival, and the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Weitzner is currently the curator and host of the BPL Chamber Players in residence at the Central branch (Grand Army Plaza) of the Brooklyn Public Library. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orion, Enso, Daedalus, Formosa and Cassatt Quartets, Trio Solisti, New York Chamber Ensemble, Yale at Norfolk, Kingston (RI) and Cooperstown Chamber Music Festivals, New York Philomusica, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Sherman Chamber Ensemble, North Country Chamber Players and the Berkshire Bach Society.
He has also performed with the dance companies of Lar Lubovitch and David Parsons as well as Merce Cunningham's 80th birthday celebration at the Lincoln Center Festival in the New York premiere of Biped. He also participated in a performance at NJPAC (NJ Performing Arts Center) with the re-emerging Alice Coltrane shortly before her passing. For ten years Mr. Weitzner toured the world as a member of the Giora Feidman Trio. In the spring of 2009, he was invited to become a member of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, an arts education advocacy group comprised of arts related non-profits, musicians and educators.
His work can be heard on the Nonesuch, Albany, Pro Gloria Musicae, New World Records, Musical Heritage Society, Delos, Grenadilla, Berkshire Bach Society and NY Philomusica record labels. He has also produced recordings of the Brandenburg Concerti with the Berkshire Bach Society and the critically acclaimed complete flute music of J.S. Bach with flutist Susan Rotholz and Kenneth Cooper, fortepiano, released by Bridge Records. A second collaboration with flutist Susan Rotholz and pianist Margaret Kampmeier is a CD of American flute music also available on Bridge Records. His most recent production for Bridge is entitled New England Trios containing piano trios of Bernstein, Pererra and Piston. He is also a frequent contributor of concert recordings to NPR's Perfomance Today, hosted by Fred Child.