Critics refer to Peter Bolte as "one of the most distinguished alto saxophonists of the younger generation" and praise his "highly individual alto sound" and "unique improvisation".

Already at age 16, Peter Bolte took first prize in the competition "Jugend jazzt". In 1990, he won first prize in a saxophone contest at the Musikhochschule Köln. In 1991, the international Karlovy Vary Jazz Festival granted him its "Best Soloist Award".

Peter was a guest lecturer at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem in 1993 and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg in 2003.

He receives commissions as a composer.

One of his pieces appears in "The European Real Book" published by Sher Music.

Among the numerous recordings Peter has performed on are twelve discs under his own name. Musicians appearing on his records include Achim Kaufmann, Bob Degen, Paul Imm, Anthony Cox, Dieter Ilg, Ingmar Heller, Marcio Doctor, Wolfgang Haffner, Alan Jones and Daniel Humair.

If you wish to contact Peter Bolte, please write to him at the following address: