Pianist George Peachey has enjoyed a varied career as a vocal and instrumental collaborative artist, and as soloist both in recital and with orchestra. Critics have called him “an exemplary accompanist” who plays with “sensitive expertise.”
He has performed at The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, The Phillips Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The Organization of American States. As a chamber musician, he has been guest artist on the National Symphony Chamber Music Series, and has performed with the Sunrise String Quartet and the Washington Music Ensemble. His recordings on compact disc include music of Samuel Adler with former NSO Concertmaster William Steck, with whom he also performed as a member of the Stratford Chamber Players. As guest artist on Jerome Barry’s popular Embassy Series, he has performed at the embassies of France, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, among many others.
In his role as vocal accompanist, he has worked with The Washington Opera, The Vocal Arts Society, and The Maryland Opera Society, and for many years served as studio accompanist to renowned baritone Todd Duncan. Mr. Peachey has also recently expanded his musical activities to the internet, where his recordings of German Lieder accompaniments are available on many popular music websites. He received his musical training at the Catholic University of America where he studied with Thomas Mastroianni and Fernando Laires, and at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria where he was a pupil of Michael Krist.