PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI is broadly recognized as a motivating consultant for the pipe organ community, and as a conductor, organist, and music educator whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform diverse audiences. Well respected in both the secular and sacred genres of his field, he has taught the enchantment of music to both public and private institutions in the greater Boston area for many years. His Bach interpretations have been hailed in print as “sublimely spiritual”, and his improvisations have been critically acclaimed in the press as “stunning”, “seamless”, and “brilliant”.
He specializes in the art of live silent film accompaniment, world wide. Appearances include Hammond Castle in Gloucester (for the International Society of Organ Builders), Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania, the John Silber Symphonic Organ at Boston University and the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. He has premiered the art of silent film at many distinguished venues including Marsh Chapel at Boston University, Saint Joseph’s Cathedral Hartford, Saint Joseph’s Oratory Montreal, Second Congregation Church Holyoke, Old South Church Boston, as well as Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall and Harmony Hall in Fukui Japan.
In 2002 Mr. Krasinski won first prize in Improvisation in the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Philadelphia, and subsequently was the featured artist at the 2004 convention in Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. He has studied composition and improvisation with Naji Hakim at l’Eglise de la Sainte- Trinite, interpretation with Marie Langlais at l’Eglise Sainte-Clotilde, and also played and conducted for services at the American Cathedral in Paris. Among his many recital appearances he has played in concert at Notre Dame Cathedral (directly following the naming of “Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II) Paris, Methuen Memorial Music Hall (as featured solo artist for the Centennial Celebration), The Kotzschmar Organ at City Hall Portland Maine, Trinity Church, Boston and Holy Name Cathedral Chicago.
Mr. Krasinski currently serves as Organist of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Providence and as accompanist at Beth El Temple Center Belmont. He is a faculty member of the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School, Cambridge and serves as organ consultant on a number of high profile projects. Past positions include Director of Choral Arts at Beaver Country Day School and Artistic Director of Youth pro Musica. He holds both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Organ Performance, and the Master of Sacred Music Degree from Boston University.
Mr. Krasinski has shared his organ accompaniment, interpretation and improvising skills as soloist and with many organizations around the United States and France. He has conducted internationally, and his numerous commissioned compositions often see repeat performances. His other passions include playing jazz piano and sailing his J 24 off the coast of the North East.