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, and fluent text setting. 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; releases through PARMA Recordings include music for chorus, string quartet, woodwind and brass quintets, piano trio (featuring work with Trio Casals), and full orchestra. PARMA’s release MOTO FINALE, which includes Deutsch’s string trio work Winter 2005, won a silver medal in the classical category of the Global Music Awards in 2022; Deutsch’s work The Forest Stream was recorded for PARMA’s 2023 LONDON CELLO CONNECTION release with cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and the London Symphony Orchestra.