Peter Blake joined the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra viola section in the fall of 2011. Prior to that he completed a masters of music and graduate diploma in viola performance at McGill University in Montreal. His undergraduate studies in violin performance were done at the University of Victoria. In the past he has enjoyed teaching, playing in various chamber ensembles, and participating in summer festival orchestras in Europe. His current passion is working on his 1984 Volvo 240 to make it look like it’s from the ’70s, but run like it’s from the ’90s.