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Panacea – Three String Quartets – Hi-res. download, available as a pre-release here.

August Ruins for solo cello – CD and MP3, available on Amazon
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Feral Icons for viola – CD and MP3 – available on Amazon
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July 25 , 2017

We did it…!

Our new album, PANACEA – THREE STRING QUARTETS is complete—as of this week.

And it sounds amazing…

The players:
violin I – Misha Shmidt
violin II – Blayne Barnes
viola – Mara Gearman
Cello – Paige Stockley

This album is a long time coming. It has tremendous energy and a delicate beauty:
Quartet #1 – Panacea
Quartet #2 – Stateless
Quartet #3 – Inter Nos

I am posting it for a short time for listening/purchase here:

Its official release is slated for fall.


Yours Truly,


July 12 , 2017



I, along with SSO violist Mara Gearman, will present selected works for solo

viola from my 2015 release, Feral Icons, at Jack Straw Productions on Friday,

July 21, 7pm.

In addition, the fantastic composer Tom Baker, will also present his works

that evening.

Join us for some great music, discussion… and wine.

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

We look forward to seeing you!

More info here:

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens and Mikhail Schmidt Jack Straw Composers
Tom Baker and Peter Vukmirovic Stevens with Mara GearmanFriday, July 21, 7pmJack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
FREEJack Straw is pleased to present an evening of new music and conversation with resident artists Peter Vukmirovic Stevens and Tom Baker.Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is in the studio at Jack Straw this month with a quartet featuring members of Tom Baker Saint Helens String Quartet and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, recording three string quartets for his current Artist Support Program project. On July 21st he will discuss the quartets, as well as his 2014 Artist Support Program project, the solo viola release Feral Icons. Violist Mara Gearman will play selections from the album.

Tom Baker will play recorded excerpts from his recent Jack Straw Artist Support Program project Deeply Lodged, and discuss the compositional process and intention behind the piece. Deeply Lodged explores our relationship to memory: its powerful hold on us; how it changes and warps as it deceives us; the ways in which we share our memories with others; and the fear that our own memory ultimately disintegrates even as we cling desperately to it.
About Jack Straw Cultural Center

Jack Straw Cultural Center is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to the creation, production and presentation of all forms of audio art. Jack Straw’s history began in 1962, when a group of artists, educators, and journalists formed the Jack Straw Foundation, which founded KRAB-FM, one of the first community radio stations in the United States. Jack Straw continues to assist artists, educational institutions, and community organizations that are interested in working creatively with sound through our audio production services and recording studios, artist residency programs, educational programs, and community partnerships. Jack Straw has been open to the public in Seattle’s University District since 1989.


June 30, 2017



We are about half way through the album production. We have recorded all the music, and what have is simply gorgeous — and at times transcendent.

This album is going to be something very special.

I can’t wait to share our work with you.



 May 18, 2017

Angelo Rondello concludes his SMEP concert tour featuring my new large

work for piano in Kobe, Japan this Monday, May 22.

Shushinkan Hall – 7:30pm

The hall is a former sake brewery! …and a concert I will sorely miss!



April, 25 2017

Post-fantastic concert in Perugia, Italy!

Pianist Angelo Rondello performed my newest solo piano work, La Dharcza, along side works by composer Fernando Sulpizi.

Pictured here also  with conductor Lorenzo Sbaffi
Teresa Severini – Deputy Mayor of Culture in Perugia,
Daniela Borghesi, Director of International Relations in Perugia.

Not to mention a post dinner/pagan end-of-winter celebration with bonfires set all around the area.



April, 2 2017

Pianist Angelo Rondello will premier my recently composed work for solo piano, La Dharcza – (The Rwandan-Spanish Demon) as part of the Seattle Music Exchange Project tour through the US, Europe, and Japan.

Sunday, April 23                                                                                                                                              Perugia, Italy                                                                                                                                                   Conservatorio “Francesco Morlacchi”

Friday, April 28                                                                                                                                       Pècs, Hungary                                                                                                                                                 Muveszetek Haza

Tuesday, May 2                                                                                                                                   Bergen, Norway                                                                                                                                      Gunnar Sævig Hall – Grieg Academy

Monday, May 22                                                                                                                                           Kobe, Japan                                                                                                                               Shushinkan Hall





Dear Friends!

The time is coming to get something special for your friends and family. Show them you think they are the greatest. Give them original art.

This will also be the end of my “Rhino de Paris” series.

I have made a very limited and special set of marbled prints using three colors: white, red and black.
– and –
White, blue and black.

These three-color, oil-based ink linocut prints are on 12″ X 16″, (30 x 40cm), acid-free 250 gram paper.

They look fantastic.
…and they are ready for a standard sized frame.

  • $75 gets one mailed to you in the US. $40 for each additional print.
  • 50€ gets one mailed to you in Europe. 35€ for each additional print.
  • 35€ gets you one from my studio in Paris.
  • For an extra 10€, wrapped and delivered to your door by bike within the 20 arrondissements of Paris!

Imagine that…!

img_1389Rhino de Paris – rouge/noir

img_1393Rhino de Paris – bleu/noir

Reserve one here.

Chers amis!

Le temps est venu d’obtenir quelque chose de spécial pour vos amis et votre famille. Montrez-leur que vous pensez qu’ils sont les plus grands. Donnez-leur l’art original.

Ce sera aussi la fin de ma série “Rhino de Paris”.

J’ai fait un ensemble, très limité et spécial, d’estampes marbrées en utilisant trois couleurs: blanc, rouge et noir.
– et –
Blanc, bleu et noir.

Ces estampes en linogravure à trois couleurs à base d’huile sont imprimés sur du papier de 250 grammes sans acide (30 x 40 cm) de 12 “x 16”.

Ils sont vraiment beaux.
… et ils sont prêts pour un cadre de taille standard.

  • $75 en reçoit une par la poste aux États-Unis. $40 pour chaque estampe  supplémentaire.
  • 50€ vous enverra un en Europe. 35€ pour chaque estampe supplémentaire.
  • 35€ vous obtient un de mon studio à Paris.
    Pour un supplément de 10€, enveloppé et livré à votre porte à vélo dans les 20 arrondissements de Paris!

Imagine ça…!





Interview about my Paris composing residency with newspaper Liberation. (en français!)

Clickez sur photo!



IMG_1067Premiers of two new string quartets.
Ignition Fields and Inter Nos

Monday, June 27.
La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
violin I – Heide Sibley
violin II – Cécile Garcia-Moeller
viola – Mara Gearman
cello – Paige Stockley




Group show at La Cité des Arts!
Faut venir mes amis!





Praise for Feral Icons for viola by Bruce Reader from
The Classical Reviewer, UK.

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The Classical Reviewer




Feral Icons for viola CD release party,
September 2015, Seattle.

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Seattle Pianist Collective poster chosen for inclusion in touring Seattle/Tehran/Havana poster art show.

Seattle graphic designer Sean Waple designed this poster for the Seattle Pianist Collective‘s All Souls’ Day concert.

We are proud this poster will be included in a traveling art show featuring music poster art, touring from Seattle to Tehran, Iran and Havana, Cuba.

Visit Sean Waple at: Studio Niterrant

See some amazing posters in the show: Seattle, Havana, Tehran poster show at Bumbershoot.

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Feral Icons for viola – available on Amazon
Naxos Direct,  Target  and  iTunes.

Capturing the viola’s rich and haunting quality, composer Peter Vukmirovic Stevens’ second release on Navona Records, FERAL ICONS, is a suite of six works for solo viola performed by the extraordinary violist Mara Gearman of Seattle Symphony. The album embodies the raw and expressive energy of Stevens’ impassioned compositional style, inviting the listener on a dramatic narrative.

Click on the album.

FI_kickstarter PS version III – Sanctuary, from the album.

“[Stevens balances] the power and intensity of solo viola, all the while maintaining the sincerity, the vulnerability, and above all, the beauty of a single, unaccompanied instrument.”
– Maggie Molloy, King FM’s Second Inversion, Seattle

“[Feral Icons] is music of great strength and invention.”
Bruce Reader, The Classical Reviewer, UK

“Feral Icons is an album that demonstrates the fundamental quality and voice of the viola. The music weaves a lush sound of expressive beauty throughout the suite.”
– Carme Miró, Sonograma, Spain




August Ruins for solo cello, available on Amazon
Barnes and Noble  Target  and  iTunes.

Click on the album.

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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 (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