Peter FrajolaPeter is the Associate Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony. He attended the University of Oregon for two years on the Ruth Close Scholarship, and was a Murdock Scholar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He went on to become the Assistant Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra and the Co-Concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony before returning to Oregon. He also has played in the Eugene, Marin and San Francisco Opera orchestras. He was the concertmaster of the Ernest Bloch Music Festival from 1994 – 2006.

Peter’s solo performances have been with the Knoxville Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Central Oregon Symphony (Bend), the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, the Columbia Symphony and frequently with the Oregon Symphony.

Peter’s first teachers were his parents, both retired members of the Oregon Symphony, Lajos Balogh, Lawrence Maves of the University of Oregon, David Abel of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and he has played for Dorothy DeLay and Henryk Szeryng.

Peter enjoys performing as a soloist, chamber musician and recitalist. When not performing music, he enjoys golfing, running and weightlifting. Peter and his wife Laurie reside in Beaverton.