“professional cellist with extensive chamber music and teaching experinece “
- available weekdays before 3 pm, online
- Faculty – Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra
Bo Peng received his Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Performer’s Diploma from Indiana University where he studied with distinguished cellist Janos Starker. His teachers also included renowned cellists Steven Doane, Carter Enyeart and Marc Johnson. Mr. Peng was a two-time winner of the Music Teacher National Association Competitions (Strings Division), he also won 3rd prize in the International Chamber Music Competition held by the Czech Radio “Spring of Prague”.
In 2003, Mr. Bo Peng toured as member of Vancouver Piano Trio to Japan performing concerts and teaching Master Classes. In May 2005, he performed in the Shanghai premiere of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” with clarinetist Gene Ramsbottom. In December, both of them worked together again for a Chamber Music Concert with local musicians in Taiwan. Being a founding member for Vancouver Trio with Clarinetist Gene Ramsbottom and Pianist Keiko Alexander, Mr. Peng has been performing regularly in Universities and Chamber music Series in B.C since 2006. In February 2008, as soloist Mr. Peng played Dvorak Cello Concerto with Richmond Orchestra and Chorus. In November 2009, he performed Beethoven Triple Concerto in Vancouver with pianist Eugen Skovorodnikov and violinist Victor Kuleshov. In December 2009, Mr. Peng performed with Stradivari Ensemble of the Vancouver Academy of Music’s debut as soloist with director and violinist Robert Rozek.
In February 2010, Mr. Peng is feature soloist with Vancouver Philharmoic for performing Dvorak Cello Concerto. In the summer of 2010, Mr. Bo Peng was invited by Quanta Culture and Education Foundations touring with Robert Rozek and Eric Wilson for the summer concerts and workshops in Taiwan. In January 2012, Mr. Bo Peng joined Borealis String Quartet as Cellist. The Quartet toured USA, Canada, Germany and Italy, in 2013 the Borealis will tour China, USA, Canada and Italy. In 2012, Mr. Bo Peng was invited as Principal Cellist by Taiwan Connection Music Festival under directing of Violinist NaiYuan Hu toured the whole Island of Taiwan. Since 2012 summer, Mr. Bo Peng joined the cello faculty of Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, Italy.
Mr. Peng’s teaching experience included being a sectional coach for the Dallas Youth Orchestra and teaching cello in the Dallas Private School District. Currently, he is teaching at Delta Community School of Music, and Guildford School of Music. Mr. Peng served as the Cello teaching assistant for Mr. Eric Wilson (Cello Professor) at UBC from where he was working towards his Doctoral Degree in Cello Performance. He taught Master Classes in Shanghai, China, Taichung, Taiwan as well as at the University of B.C. for the Young Artists Experience weeks. He joined the Faculty of Cello and Chamber music at UBC School of Music and was appointed the Junior Orchestra Director at the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra.