PETER SOAVE

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

 

Recognized worldwide as the foremost master of the bandoneon and concert accordion, Peter Soave has established himself as the leading soloist of his generation. The hallmark of his performances is his unique combination of commanding stage presence and the excitement of his vibrant virtuosity.

Of Italian descent, Peter Soave's earliest memories are of music played on an accordion. By age three, he was certain of his life's work. He began music studies at five, and quickly gravitated towards classical music. At sixteen, he entered international competitions and swept first place four times, confirming his reputation as a virtuoso of the highest order: Grand Prix in Neu Isenberg, West Germany; Klingenthal Wettbewerb in East Germany; Coupe Mondiale in Folkstone, England; and the Trophée Mondiale in Arrezano, Italy. Read more...

Recognized worldwide as the foremost master of bandoneon and concert accordion,
Peter Soave has established himself as the leading soloist of his generation.
The hallmark of his performances is a unique combination of
his commanding stage presence and the excitement of his vibrant virtuosity.

“...absolutely splendid soloist...”

-New York Times

“... stunning, majestic, monumental testimony of a man who lives,
breathes, and feels every note. The musicianship is beyond words!”

-Duilio Dobrin, conductor, composer

“...explosively passionate reading of Piazzolla’s tango...”

-Detroit Free Press

“No contest: Peter Soave is the greatest accordionist in United States history!”

-Classical Free Reed

“...Soave brought the audience once again to its feet.”

-Muncie Star Press

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