Peter Bucknell
Status: Member
Member Since: February 10, 2006
Last Visit:April 2, 2017

Peter Bucknell

Dr Bucknell was the Professor of Viola at the State University of New York in Potsdam until 2005. Winner of the first prize in the Auckland International Viola Congress Competition, he was given the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award.

He has been guest principal viola in the Barcelona Symphony, the Detmold Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

He has been a soloist with orchestras in Pittsburg, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney, Cologne and New York. He gave the Australian premiere of Michael Colgrass' "Chaconne" for viola and orchestra, which was broadcast on ABC Radio.

He has given recitals in Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, America and Australia and has performed in London's Wigmore Hall, France's Grange de Meslay, Radio France and in many other European halls. While in Europe, he was loaned the "Mahler Stradivarius" which was the first Viola Stradivarius made.

As a chamber musician, he has won prizes including the Interpretation Prize in the Osaka Competition in 1996. He was the violist of Belgian String Quartet "Quatuor Danel" which won prizes at the Evian, London and Moscow Quartet Competitions