Peter J McGuire

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Peter McGuire was appointed to the violin section of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003 and acting associate concertmaster in 2011. Mr. McGuire joined the orchestra as principal second violin after serving as associate concertmaster with the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich from 2013-2016.

Peter McGuire has performed as guest concertmaster with the Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande, Zürich Opera, Luzern Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Gürzenich Orchester-Cologne, and Richmond Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has performed and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic, SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, All-Star Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

A frequent chamber musician and soloist, McGuire has performed with prestigious ensembles throughout the U.S., Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. In 2011, Mr. McGuire performed Mozart’s A Major Concerto for First Lady Michelle Obama at the University of Northern Iowa, Waterloo-Cedar Falls. He has given masterclasses throughout the U.S. and Switzerland and was a violin coach for the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2013-2016.

A participant in many summer music festivals, he has frequently appeared at the Alexandria Festival of Lakes, Festival Brunnen (Switzerland), and New Hampshire Music Festival.

McGuire resides in Saint Peter with his wife and four children.