Trained initially as
flutist and then composer, Peter Bacchus grew up in a family of professional
commercial photographers coming in constant contact with the demanding
professional advertising world. He also has extensive experience in the
theater, first as an actor and later as a performing musician and composer.
In New York City, the anti-drug operetta he wrote and directed with marginal
public school children was produced throughout the city school system
with the corporate support of American Express. He served as music director
for the National Theater of Catalonia under the direction of famed actor
Josep Maria Flotats in the critically acclaimed production of "Cal
Dir-ho?", and was responsable for the arrangements, formation of
the orchestra and conducting the more than one hundred performances. The
reviews were unanimous: El Pais said: "Especially acknowledged were
the musical numbers.", El Periodico: "The work of the musicians,
directed by Peter John Bacchus, is to be commended.", and La Vanguardia
said the music "gave support to the best moments of the show".