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Peter Wiley, cello

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    Overview

    Celebrated for his "accurate intonation and warmth of tone" (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony.  He made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall in 1986 with the New York String Orchestra conducted by Alexander Schneider. As a recitalist he has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. A member of the Beaux Arts Trio from 1987 to 1998, Mr. Wiley succeeded his teacher, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri String Quartet from 2001 to 2009. He is also a member of the piano quartet Opus One, with Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Anne-Marie McDermott. Mr. Wiley has enjoyed a long-term association with the Marlboro Music Festival and is currently on the faculties of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, the University of Maryland, and the Curtis Institute of Music.

    Orion Quartet w/ Peter Wiley, cello

    Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM

    American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    The Program

    Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887
    Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

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    Zorá Quartet w/ Roberto Díaz, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    The Alexander Schneider Concert

    Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5
    Webern: Langsamer Satz
    Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18

    Wiley-Polonsky
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    Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

    Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
    Brahms: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op.99
    Bach: Pastorale in F Major for Organ, BWV 590 [Arr.]
    Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op. 65

    Jonathan Biss
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    30th Anniversary Gala

    Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Richard Goode, piano; Jonathan Biss, piano; Sarah Shafer, soprano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Pamela Frank, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Brentano Quartet

    Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:29
    Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940
    Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

    Dover Quartet Philadelphia Concert
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    Dover Quartet with Steven Tenenbom, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589
    Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
    Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 1:45pm with Christine Anderson

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    Ensō Quartet w/ Dimitri Murrath, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The Alexander Schneider Concert

    WolfItalian Serenade for Quartet
    WhiteheadNo stars, not even clouds [Philadelphia Premiere]
    Verdi: Quartet in E Minor
    Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Major, Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence

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    Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

    Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 3:00 and 6:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Two part concert of the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven.

    Part One:

    Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
    Variations on Mozart's Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
    Variations on Handel's See, The Conqu’ring Hero Comes from Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
    Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

    Part Two:

    Variations on Mozart's Bei Mannern, Welche Liebe Fuhlen from Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46
    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
    Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

     

     

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    Ida Kavafian, violin; Arnold Steinhardt, violin; John Dalley, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    DvoÅ™ák: Romances for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a
    Mozart: String Quintet in C Major, K. 515
    DvoÅ™ák: String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97

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    Tokyo Quartet w/ Michael Tree, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Mozart: Quartet in D Major, K. 499, "Hoffmeister"
    Bartók: Quartet No. 4
    Brahms: Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

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    Juilliard Quartet; Hiroko Yajima, violin; John Dalley, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op, 54, No. 1
    Martino: Quartet No. 5 [Philadelphia Premiere]
    Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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    Orion Quartet w/ John Dalley, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Stravinsky: Concertino for Quartet
    Schulhoff: Sextet for Strings
    Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for Quartet
    Bartok: Quartet No. 4

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    PCMS 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Emanuel Ax, piano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Roberto Dí­az, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Tokyo String Quartet

    Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-­flat Major, Op. 11
    Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B-­flat Major, Op. 87
    Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
    Schumann: Piano Quintet in E­-flat Major, Op. 44

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    Jupiter Quartet w/ Michael Tree, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, Hob. III:76, “Quinten”
    Janáček: String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
    Strauss: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
    Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

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    Orion Quartet w/ Ida Kavafian, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4
    Dzubay: Quartet No. 1, "Astral" [Phila. Premiere]
    Brahms: Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

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    Soovin Kim, violin; Burchard Tang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Harold Robinson, double bass; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schubert: Adagio in E-­flat Major, D. 897, “Notturno”
    Schubert: Drei Klavierstí¼cke, D. 946
    Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout

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    Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

    Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 3:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
    Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
    Saint-Saí«ns: The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals
    Barber: Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 6
    Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D Major, Op. 109

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    Daedalus Quartet w/ Michael Tree, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
    Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
    Horne: Flight from the Labyrinth: Quartet No. 3 [Philadelphia Premiere]
    Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 3

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    Hiroko Yajima, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Claude Frank, piano

    Date: Friday, October 19, 2007 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Beethoven: Seven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fí¼hlen, from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte,WoO 46
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2

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    Johannes Quartet w/ Michael Tree, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3, Hob. III:71
    Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
    Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

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    Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Friday, January 16, 2004 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mozart: String Quintet in C Minor, K. 406
    Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
    Brahms: String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

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    Guarneri Quartet w/ Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Friday, February 16, 2001 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132
    Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

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    Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

    Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Kernis: Mozart en Route or “A Little Traveling Music”
    Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563
    Brahms: String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

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    Midori, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Robert McDonald, piano

    Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87, B. 162

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    Pamela Frank, Ivan Chan, Hilary Hahn, Soovin Kim and Scott St. John, violins; Kirsten Johnson, viola; Peter Wiley and Ronald Thomas, cellos; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

    Date: Friday, February 20, 1998 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
    Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
    Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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