Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh

"A fine young Pittsburgh wind ensemble."

since 2003

Peggy Greb, flute

Peggy Greb, flute

Peggy Holleran Greb started playing the flute at age 9, studying with Harold Bennett in Queens, NY, through her school years. During her Senior year she won the principal flute chair for the All-Nassau-County High School Band. She attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where she majored in Physics and Astronomy while playing principal flute in the college/community orchestra, participating in chamber groups, and performing her junior and senior recitals.

From college, Peggy moved to Pittsburgh and became principal flute for the Wilkinsburg Civic Symphony. A year and a half later the orchestra became the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, which is now embarking on its 30th season. Peggy has been a featured soloist with both Wilkinsburg and Edgewood Symphonies, performing a C.P.E. Bach Concerto, Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, Bach's Brandenberg Concertos No. 4 and No. 2, Vivaldi Concerto for Two Flutes, Rutter's Suite Antique, the Poulenc Sonata, and Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun.

Other musical activities in Pittsburgh have included participation in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra community side-by-side concert two times, as well as organizing and performing with the Silver & Gold Flute Quartet, and playing bass flute in local flute choirs.

Every summer Peggy spends a week at the renowned Chamber Music Conference and Composer's Forum of the East at Bennington College in Vermont, preparing and performing chamber pieces for wind quintet and other combinations. Peggy has performed in the world premiere of no fewer than seven original compositions by guest composers at this forum.

Outside of pursuing her love of music, Peggy has worked as a technical editor for engineering magazines and books, and is now a successful Associate Broker with RE/MAX Select Realty in Cranberry Twp. Her other, most important, full-time job is mother to three beautiful children.