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Peter O’Malley

2022 Cello

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Peter O’Malley began studying cello at the age of seven. He currently studies with Damian Kremer of the Charleston Symphony and attends the Charleston County School of the Arts as a rising Senior, where he will sit Principal in both the Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta for the 2022-2023 school year. He is also a member of the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra and was a founding member of the Phoebus Quartet, which participated in masterclasses with the Parker Quartet, Daniel Ching of the Miró Quartet, and Anthea Kreston, formerly of the Artemis Quartet. Peter has also played in masterclasses with Xavier Foley and Midori. He was the first winner of the Emily Remington Music Scholarship, and has received additional scholarships from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League and Charleston Music Club, and has played in the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 SCMEA All State Programs. Additionally, Peter was named a Piccolo Spoleto “Rising Star” in 2021 and 2022. He attended Luzerne Music Center from 2016 to 2021, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in 2020 and 2021, the Castleman Quartet Program in 2022, and Ascent International Chamber Music Festival in 2022.