Peter Rutenberg

Peter Rutenberg is a Grammy®-winning conductor and record producer, composer, and teacher. He was nominated as Classical Producer of the Year in the most recent Grammy Awards, is founding music director of Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella (LACS), now in its 23rd Season, and owns RCM records, for which he produced the Grammy-winning Padilla: Sun of Justice CD (Best Small Ensemble Performance 2007) and Grammy-nominated Lauridsen Lux Aeterna CD (Best Choral Performance 1998). In 2010, he produced the Grammy-nominated Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 for Seraphic Fire, and in 2009, that ensemble’s 400th anniversary recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, which spent six weeks at number one on iTunes Classical. He also produced The Vanishing Nordic Chorale for Musik Ekklesia, released on Dorian Sono Luminus and distributed worldwide by Naxos. Rutenberg has produced award-winning radio, beginning with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival and Boulez Festival/LA and, as director of programming and production at KUSC, major festivals and arts organizations for the balance of the decade. His long-running national series on choral music, The First Art, won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Broadcasting in 1994, and LACS won the ASCAP-Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming in 2001. He was the founding president of Pacific Composers Forum and composed and commissioned dozens of choral works for LACS. He has written extensively about music and the arts, has been a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor for major music festivals, been on the UCLA faculty, conducted master classes and workshops for middle and high schools and college residencies, and produced the highly acclaimed memorial tribute to veteran radio producer, Gene Parrish, My Sparkling Parade.