Michigan-based ragtime artist, Peter Bergin, has entertained audiences for over two decades. Peter’s mission is to celebrate life through music and stories, and especially loves sharing the rhythms of ragtime piano. Classically trained, Peter embarked on a full-time, independent music career after 24 years in computer software. There isn't a day he regrets this decision! In 2017, Peter debuted his first solo CD, Ragtime In Time. Last summer, Peter debuted a new crossover project, Gottschalk to Gershwin, exploring the intersection of ragtime and American classical, featuring the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, among others. Playing in the heart of community brings Peter great joy and satisfaction. He looks forward to bringing ragtime to audiences everywhere as a testament to America's original music.
Peter resides in Traverse City, MI with his wife and two children.
“You must go for what you wanted...look at all my friends who did and got what they deserved.” – Graham Nash