2010Yih’yu le-Ratzon Shalom Rav
Peter Lohman was born and raised in New York City and attended Oberlin College and Ohio State University, where he studied Philosophy, Music Composition, Music Theory and Voice. His compositional output includes songs, choral music and piano music. Coming from a non-observant Jewish upbringing, he experienced something of a Jewish renaissance later in life and celebrated his adult Bar Mitzvah in 2005. Yih’yu L’Ratzon and Shalom Rav represent his first efforts in the area of Jewish liturgical music, and were composed especially for the High Holy Days at Congregation Beth Israel in Austin, Texas, where he has been High Holy Days cantorial soloist since 2003. He also performs Early Music with the Texas Early Music Project and other groups around Austin. He is planning a song recital of his own compositions and works of Gabriel Faurè in 2011. He has worked as a software developer in Austin since 1984 and currently works at Pervasive Software, a small Austin-based company.