Peter Szczepanek, Assistant PrincipalVioloncello

Peter Szczepanek

Hometown:

Chicago

Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival

1983

Where did you study?

Civic Orchestra, private teacher who played in the CSO

What’s on your playlist at the moment?

Yo Yo Ma’s Brazilian album

Who would you love to work with in a future musical collaboration that you have not previously worked with?

Riccardo Muti

What would you be if you were not a musician?

Pilot or geologist

Hobbies?

Travel (I’m a road trip junkie!), astronomy, aviation