Cellist Peiyao Guo has achieved international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.
Guo performed as a soloist with orchestras including Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Cape Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with Grammy-nominated Chamber Orchestra, A Far Cry, in 2018. As a recitalist and chamber music player, he performed several recitals at the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, including a chamber music recital with Ivan Monighetti and Ettore Causa. He also collaborated with musicians and ensembles including Soovin Kim, Zhijiong Wang, Borromeo and the Han String Quartet. Guo has been the recipient of international competitions and awards including the Lutoslawski Cello Competition, Gregor Piatigrovsky Fund, ABRSM international scholarship award, and the Max Pirani Prize. He held the associate principal cello position in Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra from 2018 to 2020. He is currently serving as a teaching assistant at the Jian Wang and Jiwu Li Studio.
Originally from Xi’an, China, Guo began his cello studies under the tutelage of Jiwu Li. In 2010, he attended the Royal Academy of Music in London with a full scholarship, where he studied with David Strange and studied chamber music with violinist Gyorgy Pauk. He received his Master’s degree and Performance Diploma from the New England Conservatory under Laurence Lesser and Lluis Claret. In 2020, he attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to pursue his doctorate in cello performance under Professor Li Jiwu.