Peter Czornyj – United Kingdom
Peter Czornyj, born in England, studied musicology, piano, and composition at Hull University and musicology at Hamburg University, Germany. Upon graduation, he commenced research for a doctoral dissertation on Telemann and Berlin while performing as a theater musician, vocal coach, and piano accompanist in Hamburg and Berlin. From 1992 to 1998, he was director of Archiv Produktion at Deutsche Grammophon, and then founded the independent label Glissando. In 2001, he was named artistic administrator of The Cleveland Orchestra, working closely with Christoph von Dohnányi, Franz Welser-Möst, and Pierre Boulez, including extensive new music commissioning and presenting a chamber music and piano recital series. In 2006, he was appointed vice president for artistic administration at the St. Louis Symphony, and in August 2008, joined the Sydney Symphony as director of artistic planning, partnering with Vladimir Ashkenazy and David Robertson in concert planning, recordings, new music commissioning, and an international piano recital series. In February 2014, he returned to the United States to be the Dallas Symphony’s vice president of artistic operations, collaborating, until his retirement in August 2021, with Music Director Fabio Luisi.