L Peter Deutsch is a native of Massachusetts, now living in Sonoma County CA and British Columbia, Canada. His early music education included performance and composition for voice, piano, and recorder. He received his M.A. degree in composition in 2011, studying with Frank La Rocca.
Deutsch’s strengths as a composer include sparkling counterpoint and polyphony, lyrical melodies, fluent text setting, and the use of an extended-tonal harmonic palette centered around modal scales. He writes primarily for small instrumental or a capella vocal ensembles, spanning styles from devotional to romantic to jazzy, and from Renaissance to early 20th century. Scores of his music are distributed commercially through J.W. Pepper and Sheet Music Plus. His work to date includes four choral commissions, and releases through PARMA Recordings that include music for chorus, string quartet, woodwind and brass quintets, and piano trio, featuring work with Trio Casals. MOTO FINALE, released on PARMA’s Navona Records label, includes Deutsch’s string trio work Winter 2005. The album won a silver medal in the classical category of the Global Music Awards in 2022.