Peter Walsh began playing piano at the age of five. Since learning to play, he has performed at many venues and events throughout his hometown of San Diego. In addition to performing at many community service events, Peter has been an active participant in MTAC competitions; he won first place in the MTAC Sonata Competition and was an MTAC Senior Scholarship winner in his graduation year of 2003. His formal debut took place at the San Diego Convention Center where he performed a recital sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, in which he performed a repertoire fusing music from both the classical and jazz genres.
Although piano is Peter’s primary instrument, he doubles as an orchestral percussionist and drummer. For six years he was an active percussionist in the San Diego Youth Symphony, as well as many of the organization’s smaller ensembles.
In 2003 Peter began attending the USC Thornton School of Music as a piano performance major under the guidance of Dr. Lucinda Carver. He has performed in master classes given by Bruce Adolphe, Jane Bastien, Eduardo Delgado and Christopher O’Riley. Recently, Peter was awarded scholarships to attend the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. This is his orchestral debut.