A native of Philadelphia, Peter Lloyd is the former principal bass of the Minnesota Orchestra, a title he held from 1986 to 2007. Previously, he was a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra for eight years, immediately following his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music.
Throughout his career Lloyd has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Barenboim, Kurt Masur, Eugene Ormandy and James Levine. He has dedicated much of his career to performing chamber music and has appeared with members of the Budapest, Guarneri, Emerson, Juilliard and Orion string quartets.
In addition to his concert schedule Lloyd maintains an active teaching career, giving masterclasses, lectures and recitals at all of the leading music schools in the United States. A former faculty member of both Indiana and Northwestern Universities, he is currently a member of the faculty at The Colburn School in Los Angeles.
Lloyd performs on a world-renowned bass violin made by Daniel Hachez, graciously provided by Robertson Violins of Albuquerque, New Mexico.