Dora Mavor Moore Award-winner Dustin Peters is a Toronto-based composer whose works range from concert and chamber music to film scores and pieces for voice & dance. Born in British Columbia, Peters began music studies on piano from the age of 5 and studied double-bass at the Mount Royal College Conservatory and University of Ottawa before focusing on composition in 2001.
Peters has had the distinct pleasure of working with some of Canada’s finest artists such as Kent Monkman (multidisciplinary artist), James Kudelka and Bill Coleman (choreographers), Kevin Mallon (Conductor/Violinist) and Marion Newman (Mezzo-Soprano). Peters' concert works have been performed across Canada, USA and in Great Britain, including chamber music at Harvard University and the opening work for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Ceremony. Dustin’s film scores have been heard in such international festivals as the Berlin International Film Festival, ImagiNATIVE Media Arts Festival (Toronto), the Sao Paolo International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Dustin is an avid traveler, home chef and fitness buff, and loves spending time with Rio, Ian & Wags.