News & Reviews | Peter Askim


About Peter Askim

“A modern master”
– The Strad

“When you have completed the piece, you feel as though you have completed an epic journey.”
– Bass World

“Askim is an artist tuned into the sounds of his bass, sensitive to each note. He does not run towards cheap effects, he looks for depth in the music.”
– Wroclaw Music Journal

NCSU Pianist Olga Kleiankina Wows ‘Em With Space-Themed Program for CMR (CVNC, 5/5/19)
“…another fine young creative mind with something to say.”

About The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

Concert Review: Miranda Cuckson (violin) and Next Festival Orchestra (The Strad, 7/25/19)

Music Interview: Peter Askim’s Next Festival Of Emerging Artists (WSHU Public Radio, 5/28/19)

Interview: The Next Festival Of Emerging Artists (WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 5/24/19)

Marshall Miles Interviews Peter Askim (Robin Hood Radio on Demand, 5/13/19)

Music Mountain Festival of Emerging Artists benefits Hunt Library (The Litchfield County Times, 5/29/19)

About Raleigh Civic Symphony & Chamber Orchestra

Triangle Music Issue: The Local Classical Scene Shines Amid the World-Class Imports (Indy Week, 7/10/19)
“One local organization that has no problem foregrounding a diverse range of voices is the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra […] under the direction of conductor Peter Askim, the orchestra has presented some of the most fascinating and inventive programs in the area.”

New Commission by Allison Loggins-Hull to be performed by Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra (New Music USA , 7/3/19)
Supported by a New Music USA grant, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs the world premiere of Allison Loggins-Hull’s first orchestral composition in April 2020.

Review: Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Expresses the Inexpressible (CVNC, 3/31/19)
“The program lived up to its promise of demonstrating music’s power to express the inexpressible. Those in attendance would likely agree the performance touched on something deeply personal and stirred difficult to reach places in hearts. This was truly a genius program.” 

Review: Music of the Mountains by the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra (CVNC, 11/4/18)
“Commissioned by Peter Askim, Blue Ridge Seasons is the first-ever bluegrass concerto to be written for viola, making RCCO’s performance of the piece an exceptionally exciting premiere.”

Review: RCSO’s Innovative Musical Explorations Continue (CVNC, 11/19/17)
“There was rock-solid work from the brass and the winds, handsomely cushioned on nicely managed and invariably precise string sound, and conductor Peter Askim made sure all of the work’s many felicitous delights emerged clearly in the hall.”

Review: Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Plays Beethoven, Lou Harrison and Delvyn Case with Skill and Verve (CVNC, 11/5/17

Raleigh Civic Symphony Forging Ahead with Outstanding Programming (CVNC, 11/20/16)