Peter Kairoff

Born in Los Angeles, Peter Kairoff received Master's and Doctoral degrees in music performance from the University of Southern California. He also studied in Italy for two years as a Fulbright Scholar and Rotary International Fellow. Professor of Music at Wake Forest University, he has performed as pianist and harpsichordist in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Venice, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and many other musical centers. Critics have noted his "Meticulous accuracy and profound musicality. One of America's finest keyboard performers." (Oxford MAIL, England). His recordings of late-19th Century American music have also received enthusiastic reviews from the Washington Post, Fanfare, ClassicsToday.com, and many others.

In addtion to performing and teaching, he also is the Director of Wake Forest's campus in Venice, Italy, where he spends two months each year.

Recent performances include Rome, Sofia, Bucharest, Prague, Carcassonne (France), Iowa City, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Hangzhou (China), and many other venues.

 

 

SUITES OF J. S. BACH

French Suite #5, English Suite #3, Partita #2

Released 2012

 

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AMERICAN CHARACTER:

Piano Music of George Whitefield Chadwick

This is the first time most of these lovely and lyrical works have been recorded. Chadwick was one of the finest American composers in the early decades of the 20th Century, but his piano works have been virtually unknown until now.

"Lightness, energy and a good measure of poetry as well. I recommend this pleasing disc strongly." (ClassicsToday.Com)

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American Reverie
Piano Music of Horatio Parker

This is the first time most of these lovely and lyrical works have been recorded. Horatio Parker, Dean of the Yale School of Music at the end of the 19th Century, is known today principally as the teacher of Charles Ives. His works are being rediscovered and appreciated for their beauty and fine craftsmanship.

"A superb performance. Kairoff's interpretations are quite compelling". (American Music)

 

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Listen to Sound Clips:
Novelette from Six Lyrics for Piano, Op. 25
Scherzino from Four Sketches, Op. 19
Nocturne from Four Sketches, Op. 19
Caprice from Morceaux Characteristiques (1886)

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American Romantics
   "Lovely, charming music in skilled, lyrical performances by Sarah Johnson and Peter Kairoff" (Washington POST)

Listen to a Sound Clip:
Scherzo from Sonata in A Minor Op.34
by Amy Beach
 

 
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Flute Sonatas from the Italian Baroque

Sonatas by Vivaldi, Marcello and others,

with flutist Karl Kraber

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