Baritone Matthew Peterson (Chernikovsky) joined the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in 2011. Appearances with the SFS include J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Missa solemnis, Stravinsky’s Mass, Magnificat from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in the SFS SoundBox series, and roles in Candide and Peter Grimes. His solo appearances include performances in the Bay Area with Cappella SF, Opera San Jose, and the San Jose Symphonic Choir; in Washington DC with the Washington Master Chorale; and in the Czech Republic and Austria with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Peterson studied piano with Hans Boepple and voice with Paul Murray at Santa Clara University.