The ingenious percussionist Peter Ferry... in a bristling onstage performance that was a dance all its own.
– Chicago Sun-Times
An artist of vision... presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way
– Democrat and Chronicle
Peter Ferry is a young American percussion soloist quickly gaining recognition for re-imagining the classical concert experience through meaningful, entertaining performances of contemporary repertoire.
A TEDx speaker, Ferry was invited to deliver the closing talk and performance on the creative power of collaboration between fields, which was titled "Striking at the Edge."
Performing as a concerto soloist and in innovative recital projects, Ferry's recent performances include commissions of several new works and performances across the United States including New York, St. Louis, Rochester, Providence, Chicago, and Baltimore.
An alumni of the Eastman School of Music, Ferry graduated with high honors, an Arts Leadership Program certificate, the first ever John Beck Percussion Scholarship, and the prestigious Performer's Certificate recognizing "outstanding performing ability."
With Earsight Duo, a video/percussion project with artist Xuan, Ferry won 1st Prize at the SAVVY Competition recognizing innovative performances and artistic excellence.
In 2013-14, Eastman's Arts Leadership Program has awarded Ferry a generous Post-Graduate Fellowship with Alarm Will Sound. Ferry has continued to work with the ensemble as a guest percussionist, managing productions, and a team member in artistic planning ambitious and innovative performances of contemporary music.
Ferry is proud to receive support from Mike Balter Mallets and be sponsored as an artist with Marimba One.