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Erik PetersonViolinist Erik Peterson has been a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 1991. As an active performing chamber musician, Erik is often heard in performance with Ivy Street Ensemble, a trio with flutist Catherine Peterson and violist Phillip Stevens, and in the Mendelssohn Trio, with pianist Theodor Lichtmann and cellist Barbara Thiem.

In addition to his work as a violinist, Erik is Artistic Director of the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis, Oregon, and the Front Range Chamber Players, based in Fort Collins, Colorado. His performances are often broadcast on Oregon Public Radio and Colorado Public Radio performing chamber music as a member of the Ivy Street Ensemble.

In addition to maintaining an active private teaching studio, Erik has taught violin, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at Colorado State University, Denver School of the Arts, and Denver Young Artists Orchestra.

Erik attended the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, and Rice University. His influential teachers include Andrés Cárdenes, Leopold La Fosse, and Camilla Wicks. Erik has held principal positions with the CSO, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Great Falls Symphony, Des Moines Metro Opera, Toledo Opera, and The American Sinfonietta.  He has been a featured soloist with the CSO and orchestras in Iowa, Colorado and Oregon.

When not performing, teaching, or creating concert opportunities for audiences of all ages, Erik enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and hiking.