Celebrated American pianist, band leader/composer and son of musical legend Eddie Duchin, Peter Duchin first received acclaim in 1962 with his band in The Maisonette at the Saint Regis Hotel, performing both contemporary rock and selections from the great American song book. In 1964 he was the musical coordinator for President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration and later that of Jimmy Carter’s. He has recorded 22 albums and over the years, has played over 2000 dates all over the world raising countless millions for numerous charities. In 1997, he wrote a best selling memoir, Ghost of a Chance, followed by two detective novels.
Peter Duchin is an honorary member and former Vice-Chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts and has served on the boards of American Ballet Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Municipal Arts Society and The Spoleto Festival USA. He is on the Board of Trustees for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Glimmerglass Opera of Cooperstown, New York, the Citizens Committee For New York City, and The Manhattan School of Music.
Welcome Peter to The Broadway Walk of Stars Foundation!