Peter Grenier joined the Dallas Symphony in 1982. He received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. He was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic from 1981-1982 and, prior to that, had a freelance career in Chicago. In addition to playing the bassoon, he is a saxophonist and woodwind doubler, having toured with the Buddy Rich Band and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. He is also a specialist in the repair of bassoons and contrabassoons, and is an avid bridge player, having achieved the rank of life master.