Peter will soon present his composition of Four poems of Ron Whitehead soon and will be featured in The Outlaw Poet documentary.
Peter D. Pecere studied composition with Bright Sheng and Evan Chambers in Ann Arbor, Michigan
and also studied composition and theory with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Kürten, Germany. Pecere
studied music at Hofstra University, and Mannes College of Music in New York, N.Y. as a piano
performance major under Eugenia Monacelli. Later he continued his piano studies in New York with
Karl Ulrich Schnabel and continues to study with Frank Weinstock, at the Cincinnati Conservatory of
Music. Earlier piano studies were under Marion DeJesu, and he also studied theory with John Myszka.
A native of Amityville, N.Y., Pecere has performed numerous piano recitals and won both first and
second prizes in competitions such as the Bay Shore Music Lovers Association, Suffolk Symphony
Orchestra Concerto Competition, Knights of Pythias Competition, and others.
Pecere also worked as a studio musician for Cumberland Productions, Inc., in New York as a
keyboardist, arranger, and conductor. He produced and performed on recordings for pop groups such
as Pajent, The Grasshoppers, The Stone Project, and others. Pecere received critical acclaim for his
work in this field from the former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.
Pecere’s compositions are influenced by his background in mathematics. He holds a Bachelors of
Science degree in mathematics from State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a Masters of
Science degree in mathematics from Long Island University, Brookville, New York.
Pecere’s composition, “0, 1, 4750Å” appears on ERMMedia’s, “Masterworks of the New Era” Volume
15. His latest work, “String Quartet Number One, Alaska II” will appear on Volume 17 of the same
series, due sometime in 2011/2012. (Distributed by NAXOS and Apple iTunes®)