Peter Greydanus


An active orchestral and chamber musician, Peter Greydanus is a member of the cello section of the Richmond Symphony and performs frequently with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Formerly an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, he has also been a member of the Wheeling, WV; Youngstown, OH; Haddonfield, NJ; Albany, NY, and Canton, OH symphonies. In addition, he has performed with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and been a participant in the Spoleto festivals in Spoleto, Italy and Charleston, SC, as well as the Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart and the Crested Butte Music Festival. Mr. Greydanus is a graduate of Temple University where he was a student of Orlando Cole and studied as well with Metta Watts and William Stokking. During the 2009–2010 season Peter and his wife, Jocelyn Smith, lived in Crested Butte, CO and organized a strings class at the Crested Butte Community School. Jocelyn and Peter live in Norfolk, VA with their two daughters, Mirabelle and Eda.