Peter Dutilly


Member since: 2014
Hometown: Coventry, Rhode Island
Hobbies: Visiting family all over the country, fishing, and kitchen experimentation.

Peter Dutilly joined the nucleus viola section of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in May of 2014, less than a week after graduating with a Master of Music in Viola Performance from Florida State University, where he studied viola with Dr. Pamela Ryan and orchestral excerpts with Professor Eliot Chapo. Previously, Peter earned two Bachelor of Music Degrees from Jacksonville (FL) University, where he studied viola with Dr. Marguerite Richardson and composition with Dr. Jianjun He.

At JU, Peter was awarded departmental honors for orchestral and solo performance, was a two-time recipient of the Delius Award for Composition, was principal viola of the University Orchestra, and was violist in the full-scholarship Honors String Quartet. At FSU, Peter was in the principal rotation of the University Symphony Orchestra, violist in the full-assistantship Eppes String Quartet, and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. Additionally, Peter has been asked back by both universities to perform with faculty ensembles and give guest masterclasses.

Active primarily as an orchestral violist, Peter has recently performed with the Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Augusta, Ocala, Northwest Florida, and Pensacola symphony orchestras, as well as the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

As a composer, Peter’s works have been performed by the JU Orchestra and Chorus, JU faculty, FSU students and faculty, the clarinet duo Pitches in Stilettos, the Warwick (RI) Symphony Orchestra, Westwood Highschool orchestra, chorus, and theater department in Columbia, SC, and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.

Also active in music education, Peter has a small studio of private students, teaches at the summer camp, and conducts the Symphonette of the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra, teaches at Prelude Chamber Music Camp, and coordinates the chamber music program for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

When Peter is not playing or writing music–and isn’t in his ‘office’ (a Kia Spectra)–he likes to visit his large family all over the country, go fishing, and has a serious interest in kitchen experimentation.