Anders Peterson

Northfield, MN

Interlochen Arts Academy (2018)
University of Southern California (2022)
Rice University (2024)

Anders Peterson is a current graduate student of Professor Richie Hawley at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He previously graduated from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music with a degree in clarinet performance from Professor Yehuda Gilad. Peterson’s most memorable achievements include performing with NYO-USA 2017 in Carnegie Hall and giving his solo debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in January of 2018.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I was named after my 5x great grandfather, Anders Peterson, who emigrated from Sweden.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Hans Zimmer

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Lifting weights and training boxing.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Conductor Cristian Măcelaru once said that becoming a great orchestral player is not about how well you sound, but how well you can make your colleagues sound. This summer, I look forward to learning how I can support my orchestral colleagues to the best of my artistic ability. With this, I will continue to develop world-class orchestral skills and to make as many meaningful connections as possible.