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Peter Wolf is a multi-Grammy nominated, world-renowned songwriter, producer, arranger and composer, and was recently knighted and awarded with the highest honor his birth country of Austria has to give, das Groesse Ehrenkreuz der Republik Oesterreich fuer Kunst und Kultur.

Born in Vienna, Peter studied classical piano at the Vienna's Conservatory of Music and won the European Jazz Festival as a solo pianist at age 16. He was awarded twice with the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for his work on Andre Heller and Erika Pluhar. He came to America in his early 20s and after spending a year in the southern city of Birmingham/Alabama, where in his words "…I really learned how to play Jazz…", began playing keyboards for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the late 70’s. He was one of America’s top ranking studio keyboardists and arrangers from 1980 to 1985 and became a hugely successful music producer, composer and songwriter.

Peter has written eight #1 songs and produced, arranged and/or written for a wide range of musical talents including THE JEFFERSON STARSHIP ("We Built This City", "Sara") COMMODORES ("Nightshift"), WANG CHUNG ("Everybody Have Fun Tonight", "Let's Go") EL DEBARGE ("Who’s Johnny" from 'Short Circuit') GO WEST ("King of Wishful Thinking" from 'Pretty Woman,' and "Faithful") HEART ("These Dreams", "What About Love") PATTI LABELLE ("On My Own") KENNY LOGGINS ("Playing With The Boys" from 'Top Gun,' and "Avalon") ESCAPE CLUB ("I'll Be There") PABLO CRUISE, GRACE SLICK, SANTANA, THE POINTER SISTERS, CHICAGO, CLIFF RICHARD, NATALIE COLE, THE SCORPIONS, N’SYNC, OLETA ADAMS, JOE SAMPLE, LOU GRAMM, and has worked on SERGIO MENDES' new hit album for Concord Records. His latest production is a new Italian Super Tenor NIKO.

In addition to his career in the world of rock and popular music, Peter has also scored a number of major motion pictures including the 1993 hit 'Neverending Story III,' and 'Weekend at Bernie’s II.' Wolf has also composed many scores in Europe including the new animated picture for the recently Oscar-awarded Best Foreign Film producer, Sven Ebeling, entitled 'Nutcracker and Mouse King' featuring a star-studded cast. For that score he was nominated for the Deutscher Filmpreis. He scored Leon DeWinter's movie 'The Hollywood Sign,' starring Rod Steiger, Burt Reynolds and Tom Beringer. His impressive compositional credits also include the score for the number one German picture in 1997 'Irren Ist Maennlich,' as well as films such as 'Die Cellistin,' 'Widows,' 'St. Pauli Nacht,' and 'The Fearless Four.' He is now composing songs and score for the new American picture 'Band On the Run' to be released in 2013. Just in June last year, he received the Billy Wilder Awar" of the Austrian Film Academy and University of Vienna. Peter finished two short films, one for the Sundance Film Festival called 'A through M' and 'The Truth and Nothing but the Truth,' which was shown in Cannes. He has done two documentaries, one of which received the highly regarded CINE-AWARD for best documentary in Washington, DC. His movie 'Knut And His Friends' was enjoying great success in 2011 in Japanese cinemas. He is currently working on a new American Feature film 'RANDOM,' featuring Forrest Whitacker, Alfred Molina and Sharon Stone, and finished a new theatrical European Christmas release entitled 'Als der Weihnachtsmann vom Himmel fiel' for Constantin Films, which top ranked in the German movie charts.

His TV credits include the enormously popular and second largest TV show in the history of international television, 'Kommissar Rex' sold into 137 countries including Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and Canada for five seasons. He has also composed music for RTL, Pro 7 and SAT 1 productions such as TV movies 'Koerner & Koeter,' 'Das Allerbeste Stueck,' 'Dance on the Volcano,' three 90-minute TV films 'Molly und Mops' and many others.

Peter composed the music and produced the entertainment blocks of the World Sports Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London two years in a row. In 2006, he took over scoring the highly successful series SOKO-Donau for ZDF and ORF . In May of 2013, he will premiere a brand new Concert Suite entitled 'INNOCENCE,' writing and conducting Music to pictures of James Nachtwey, the most famous war photographer worldwide.

With 80 million records sold as a songwriter and producer and another 150 million as a studio player, Peter was voted second most successful musician of the last century by a premiere Austrian magazine DER WIENER, trailing only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Peter served as a governor to the board of The Recording Academy – Los Angeles Chapter (better known as the Grammy Organization) and recently received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWAR" at the POP MUSIC SUPPORT AWARDS.

Peter and his wife, lyricist and fashion model Lea, maintain homes in both the Los Angeles area and in his native Austria and travel easily between the worlds of both American and European culture and music.

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