Peter Vukmirovic Stevens

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Artist Residency at La Cité des Arts, Paris.

I’m honored to have been awarded a nine month artist residency beginning in October at La Cité Internationale des Arts, to compose new works for string quartet and works for solo piano.

Since 1965 The International City of Arts, in partnership with the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers a residency program designed for artists from around the world and from all disciplines.

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Feral Icons for solo viola – releasing in fall 2015.

Feral Icons for solo viola is a suite of six new works, performed by the superlative violist Mara Gearman from Seattle Symphony.

These works, composed between 2013 – 2014, are written with an extensive use of the viola’s deep and lyrical tone creating a wide-ranging musical atmosphere that is stirring, dramatic and original, totaling over 45 minutes of music.

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August Ruins for solo cello, available on Amazon
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V- Thunder, Perfect Mind – solo cello score

“Peter Vukmirovic Stevens’ August Ruins is one of the finest pieces for unaccompanied cello to come along in a long time.”
Bruce Reader, The Classical Reviewer, UK

“This five-movement, 53-minute suite for solo cello is lush and uncompromisingly brooding. Paige Stockley plays it stunningly.”
– Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly

“Profound and gorgeous!  This in an important and wonderful addition to the cello repertoire.” 
– Mary Helen Harper, Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y Leon, Spain

“Great passion, virtuosity, and sensitivity!”
– Matthew C. Weiss,  Octava Chamber Orchestra


August Ruins scores (portfolio) available.

Limited run of 50 hand made portfolios of August Ruins for cello scores.

12″ X 16″, 27 pages – $40.00 + $12.00 shipping (U.S.), $22.00 shipping (Intl.)
Contact composer for payment and shipping details.

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August Ruins (Live) out now!

August Ruins (LIVE) for cello, was released on Navona Records on August 12!

The entire August Ruins suite was recorded and performed live in concert by Paige Stockley, the studio album cellist, at Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Massachussetts in April.

The 54 minute album is available as a digital download through iTunes and Amazon:

In addition, the album has been submitted for a 2014 Grammy in:
Category 78: Best Classical Instrumental Solo

August Ruins (LIve) – iTunes

August Ruins (Live) – Amazon

Paige performingPaige Stockley performing August Ruins at Shalin Liu Performance Hall, Rockport ,MA