Peter Burwasser has been the classical music critic for the Philadelphia City Paper since 1981. He was also an editor and contributor for Philadelphia Music Makers, and he reviews recordings and videos for Fanfare Magazine. His other freelance writing activities have included CD program notes for the Music and Arts label, articles for the WRTI Radio Guide, articles for the annual report of the Philadelphia Music Project, and concert reviews for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Peter serves on the board of directors of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and the Presser Foundation, as well as the Wagner Free Institute of Science. He lives in Bella Vista, Philadelphia with his wife and two children.