A native of Philadelphia, Peter Lloyd is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Settlement Music School, having studied with Roger Scott and Eligio Rossi. Upon graduation from Curtis, he immediately joined the Philadelphia Orchestra, remaining there for more than eight seasons before accepting the position of principal bass of the Minnesota Orchestra, which he held from 1986-2007.
Having dedicated much of his career to the chamber music repertoire, Peter has performed with Guarneri String Quartet, Jaime Laredo at the 92nd Street Y, and for many hears has been a regular participant at the Marlboro School, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, Brandenburg Ensemble, and BargeMusic in New York.
In addition to his concert schedule, Peter is a regular visitor to many of the leading music schools, giving master classes, lectures, and recitals at the Curtis Institute, The Juilliard School, Tanglewood Music Festival, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, Chautauqua Institute, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and many others. He serves as an annual coach at the New York String Orchestra Seminar held at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Jaime Laredo, is a regular visiting teacher at the New World Symphony, and has been invited to the Guangzhou International Music Academy, under the direction of Charles Dutoit, and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo.
Peter has served on the faculties of Northwestern and Indiana universities and is presently a member of the faculty at The Colburn School in Los Angeles.