Peter joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2015 while pursuing a Master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where he studied cello with Brinton Averil Smith. Prior to his studies at the Shepherd School, Peter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the University of Michigan. His past teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Brandon Vamos, and Richard Hirschl.
Peter is married to Deanna Sirkot, the ASO’s Director of Education, and has been active in the ASO’s outreach programs. They live near Avondale with their two cats, Marcie and Sassafras. Outside of work, he enjoys home brewing and playing other instruments including bass, guitar, and ukulele.
BA in Cello Performance, University of Michigan
MM in Cello Performance, Rice University
ASO Member Since 2015