Peter Aguilar became a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in 1997. He has also performed with both the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra as well as the Symphony of the Mountains.
He is a native of Knoxville and began learning the violin at age five as a student in the Suzuki Program of Knoxville. He participated in the Knoxville Symphony Youth Philharmonia and later was accepted into the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra where he was a winner of the KSYO Concerto Competition. Peter served as Drum Major for the South-Doyle High School marching band as well as participated in the All-East Tennessee Jazz Band, the All-East Tennessee Orchestra, and the All-State Tennessee Orchestra. As a student at the University of Tennessee, Peter studied with KSO concertmaster emeritus Mark Zelmanovich, and served as concertmaster for the UT Studio Orchestra, UT Opera Orchestra, UT Chamber Orchestra, and the UT Symphony Orchestra. Peter is a two-time winner of the UT Concerto Competition in addition to winning the Tennessee state level of the Music Teachers National Association’s Chamber Competition. He served as concertmaster for the College Light Opera Company Orchestra in Falmouth, MA, for one season.
Peter enjoys reading books, following Tennessee college football, and having a positive effect on the people around him. He is still hard at work on that autobiography that will change the world.