Bo Peng

Associate Conductor, Junior Strings




Bo Peng holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Performer’s Diploma from Indiana University where he studied with distinguished cellist Janos Starker. His teachers also included renowned cellists Steven Doane, Carter Enyeart, Marc Johnson, and Eric Wilson. As a soloist and chamber musician, he attended several summer festivals and master classes including the International Summer Academy at the University Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria) on the Johann Strauss Foundation (2002 and 2003), the Banff Summer Festival, and the National Arts Center Young Artists Programme, where he worked with Lynn Harrell, Gary Hoffmann, Aldo Parisot, Pinchas Zuckerman, and the Tokyo String Quartet. 

As a founding member of the Vancouver Trio with Clarinetist Gene Ramsbottom and Pianist Keiko Alexander, Mr. Peng has been performing regularly in Universities and Chamber Music series in B.C. and was appointed cellist of the acclaimed Borealis String Quartet in 2012. Mr. Peng is on faculty at the VSO School of Music as a cello instructor and conductor, as well as VCC and Douglas College. Mr. Peng joined RDYO from year of 2011 as assistant conductor for JS, from 12 members group that expanded to 50 members full string orchestra, at Musicfest Canada National Final, Mr. Peng led the RDYO JS won the Gold Award and Outstanding Orchestra Director Award at its 50th Anniversary Festival 2022.