Peter Kater in Concert

Grammy-winning Pianist/Composer

Peter then recognized a need for music in support of the healing arts that could actually aid in deep personal healing and transformation.   He recorded albums like Compassion and Essence that provided not only a loving supportive musical landscape but also an invitation to dive deeply and safely into one’s essential emotional and spiritual nature.  Many more CD’s in support of the Healing Arts followed as did more recordings with R. Carlos Nakai, seven of which charted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s New Age chart.

Peter’s love and appreciation for the earth and indigenous cultures inspired him to invite more indigenous musicians to record on various projects with him including Native American vocalists Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, and Rita Coolidge; Native American flutists Robert Mirabal, Joseph Firecrow, Mary Youngblood, Douglas Blue Feather, Kevin Locke; and South American flutists Jorge Alfano and Ara Tokatlian.     Peter also composed two songs for the immensely popular Sacred Spirit recording which sold over 5 million copies in Europe alone.

Peter’s music continued to grow and evolve and found it’s way into the 2000 and 2004 World Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, the Wild World of Sports and countless television shows like Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, LifeStyles of the Rich & Famous and Bay Watch to name just a few.  He’s scored the music for acclaimed television series like “How The West Was Lost”; “Wild America”; “Civil War: The Untold Story”; “Eco-Challenge“ and “Joseph Campbell’s MYTHOS series” and films like “SIRIUS”, “The Legend of Secret Pass” and “10 Questions For The Dalai Lama”. He’s given concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Japan and South Korea including performances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, JFK Stadium in Washington DC, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver and the United Nations in New York City.  

Possibly one of Peter’s strongest attributes is his love for collaboration with other artists such as Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins; Tibetan flutist, Nawang Khechog; Sting guitarist Dominic Miller;  Sacred Chantress Snatam Kaur and of course his legendary collaboration with Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai. He’s also enjoyed performing and recording with many other talented musicians such as virtuoso reedman Paul McCandless; Maverick Cellist David Darling; Peter Gabriel’s legendary Bassist, Tony Levin; and renowned Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum.    

Peter has often been called prolific and is said to have the “gift of melody”.    His love and enthusiasm for the creative process, self-exploration, the healing arts, and the natural world continues to inspire a well-spring of composing and recording.   In a thriving career spanning over 3 decades and going strong, Peter Kater has recorded over 70 albums resulting in the sales of millions of units; has scored the music for well over 100 television and film productions including 11 On and Off-Broadway dramatic plays; and is the recipient of dozens of awards including a Grammy Award, 13 Grammy Award nominations and the prestigious Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.   But most importantly his music has uplifted, soothed, healed and inspired the lives of millions of people all around the world.

More about Peter Peter Kater | Pianist. Composer. Performer. Author. Genres‎: ‎New Age‎, Electronic‎, Ambient, Contemporary Instrumental.



Grammy Winning/Multi-Platinum selling Pianist/Composer, Peter Kater, has been leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades, receiving many awards for his rich and diverse music including 13 Grammy Award nominations.

From solo piano and contemporary jazz ensembles to orchestral works, he is known for his many groundbreaking collaborations with musicians such as Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai; Sting guitarist, Dominic Miller, Sacred Chantress, Snatam Kaur and archival songstress, Peia Luzzi. Experience Peter's unique, piano style in an intimate setting and even lay under the piano as he plays he's deeply evocative and inspiring music.

November 30, 2018

7-9pm in the Great Rm. 

Cost:  $25 GA / $55 VIP 


Info: or 520-485-8084. 



About Pieter Kater:

Peter Kater was born of German parents in the Bavarian City of Munich.    At the age of seven, not long after moving to New Jersey, his Mother insisted that he take classical piano lessons.     At the age of 18, Peter left New Jersey with his backpack and his music books and hitch-hiked all around the continental US for over a year.   He slept in parks and on beaches and roadsides across the country while stopping to play piano at restaurants and lounges for tips and meals.  

After logging in over 30,000 miles on the road, Peter landed in Boulder, Colorado, finding comfort and inspiration in the Rocky Mountains which reminded him of his childhood upbringing in the Bavarian Alps. Shortly thereafter he started listening to the music of pianist Keith Jarrett; the avant jazz group, Oregon; and the Paul Winter Consort. This opened a whole new musical world and he began improvising 3-4 hours a night at clubs and lounges throughout the Boulder/Denver area sometimes 5 to 6 nights a week.    After several years he tired of playing clubs and lounges and quit all his engagements and began renting out small churches and self-promoting small concerts throughout Colorado.

In 1983, Peter released his first album of solo piano compositions and improvisations entitled SPIRIT.   His music was very well received and started charting in the Top 10 of National Contemporary Jazz Airplay charts and within a short couple of years, Peter went from playing small churches to performing at 3,000 seat concert halls and at national jazz festivals at the age of 27.  In 1985, Actor Robert Redford asked Peter to play at the then brand new Sundance Institute & Film Festival in Utah. Peter became the featured performer at many of Redford’s “green” political fundraisers and events attended by many Hollywood A-list actors, directors, and celebrities such as Alan Alda, Sidney Pollock, James Brooks, Dave Grusin, Laura Dern, Mathew Broderick and Ted Turner to name just a very few.