A versatile pianist, Peter Henderson is active as a performer in orchestral, chamber and solo settings. Since fall 2005, Peter has served as Assistant Professor of Music at Maryville University. He performs frequently as an ensemble keyboardist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and made his first appearance as a subscription-concert soloist with the SLSO in January 2008. Over the past five seasons, he has often given Pre-Concert Perspectives from the SLSO's Powell Hall stage prior to subscription concerts. Peter has coached chamber music at the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop each summer since 2001, and was an orchestral and chamber keyboardist with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony during its 2004 and 2006-2009 seasons.

In 2003, he was a winner of the St. Louis-based Artist Presentation Society's auditions. Peter holds the degree Doctor of Music from Indiana University-Bloomington (having studied piano there with Dr. Karen Shaw); before attending IU, Peter studied piano at the University of Idaho with Dr. Jay Mauchley.

Peter Henderson’s ongoing musical partnerships include the St. Louis-based Ilex Piano Trio, featuring SLSO musicians Kristin Ahlstrom, violinist (his lovely wife), and Anne Fagerburg, cellist. Peter is also an advocate of new music, having given several premieres of solo piano works during the past several years. He and his wife live in St. Louis's South City with their willful but charming dog Zack.

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