Peter HarrisCategory: Players
How were you introduced to your instrument of choice?
I was introduced to my instrument through my high school strings program and I played in that orchestra for 5 years.
What has been your experience playing for the PSO?
I enjoy the new and interesting music we play together.
My hometown is Sault St.Marie and I currently live in Peterborough.
What are some of your personal achievements/education?
I have a Bachelors of Science from the University of Guelph. I teach science and try to use the more creative side of my brain in a way I believe will be key to my getting older. I went overseas to Nigeria, into the jungle for a few years and brought my cello with me to play. I’ve played with the McMaster symphony and at an early age I also played for the Sault St. Marie symphony.
What are some of your favorite playing styles/techniques/classical musicians/inspirations?
I had the opportunity to meet Yehudi Menuhin, I appreciate his lifestyle. I’m also inspired by Pablo Casals and Yo Yo Ma. I particularly enjoy more modern music. I have improved my depth and connectivity to music over the years instead of being a passive listener.
What are some of your hobbies/personal interests?
I had developed an online school in the late 1990’s, through which I teach Sciences. I have an old house that needs lots of repair so I’ve been busying myself with renovations.