Peter S. Shin - Berkeley Symphony

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Peter S. Shin

Berkeley Sounds Composer Fellow


Peter S. Shin (b. 1991) is a composer whose music navigates issues of national belonging, the co-opting and intermingling of disparate musical vernaculars, and the liminality between the two halves of his second-generation Korean-American identity. The New York Times described him as “a composer to watch” and his music “entirely fresh and personal.”

Peter’s music has been performed at Carnegie Hall through the “First Music” Commission, Walt Disney Concert Hall through the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Noon to Midnight” series, and Chicago’s Symphony Center through the Civic Orchestra New Music Workshop.

Current projects include a commission by John Adams and Deborah O’Grady for the 2018 Cabrillo Festival (Hypercolor premiering August 11, 2018), a commission for Roomful of Teeth through the American Composers Forum premiering in 2019, a film score for the 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival with Alarm Will Sound, and a chamber orchestra work for the Berkeley Symphony’s 2018/19 season.