Peter Wyrick served as San Francisco
Symphony Assistant Principal Cellist from 1986 to 1990, returned to the Orchestra in 2000, and is now Associate Principal Cellist. He has also served as principal cellist of the Mostly Mozart
Festival Orchestra and associate principal cellist of the New York City Opera Orchestra. As a member of the Ridge String Quartet, he performed throughout the world and recorded
the Dvořák piano quintets with pianist Rudolf Firkusny, an RCA recording that won France’s Diapason d’Or and a Grammy nomination. He has also recorded the Fauré
cello sonatas with pianist Earl Wild for dell’Arte records. Mr. Wyrick has participated in Finland’s Helsinki Festival, the Spoleto Festival (both in this country and in Italy),
and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, among many others, and he appears regularly in the San Francisco Symphony’s Chamber Music Series. He has been
soloist with the Orchestra in music from Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Pierre Boulez’s Messagesquisse.