Peter Kairoff was born in Los Angeles, and studied at the University of Southern California, where he received Master’s and Doctoral degrees with highest honors. He also studied for two years in Florence, Italy, as winner of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Rotary International Fellowship. In recitals in Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, New York, Rome, Moscow and many other musical centers, reviewers have noted his “meticulous accuracy and profound musicality” (Oxford MAIL, UK), and his “Fire and Passion” (Washington POST, USA). He has published 8 CD recordings on the Albany and Centaur record labels, which been enthusiastically received for their “powerful romantic passion and broad sweep” (American Record Guide), and are frequently heard on classical music radio stations throughout the world.
Kairoff is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University, where he has taught since 1988. He also taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the State University of New York, and Middlebury College, and has given master classes at conservatories in Moscow, Brazil, Italy, China and several states in the U.S. He has served as judge in a number of international piano competitions, most recently the Scriabin International competition in Tuscany, and the Sala Gallo competition in Milan.
Peter Kairoff is a Steinway Artist.
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“Meticulous accuracy and profound musicality. One of America's finest keyboard performers”

-Oxford Mail

"Fire and passion"

- Washington Post

"Powerful romantic passion and broad sweep"

- American Record Guide