Born in Los Angeles, Peter Kairoff received Master’s and Doctoral degrees in music performance from the University of Southern California. He also studied in Italy for two years as a Fulbright Scholar and Rotary International Fellow. Professor of Music at Wake Forest University, he has performed as pianist and harpsichordist in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Venice, New York, Los Angeles, and many other musical centers. Critics have noted his “Meticulous accuracy and profound musicality. One of America’s finest keyboard performers.” (Oxford MAIL, England). His recordings of late-19th Century American music have also received enthusiastic reviews from the Washington Post, Fanfare, and many others.
In addtion to teaching and performing, he also is the Director of Wake Forest’s campus in Venice, Italy, where he spends two months each year.