Peter Broderick is an American musician and composer. He has released solo material under his own name, been a member of Efterklang, and played and/or toured with several ensembles including Horse Feathers, M. Ward, She & Him, Norfolk & Western, Laura Gibson, and others. His solo work is quite varied, but is often grounded by piano and/or strings.
Broderick he grew up in a small town of Carlton, near Portland, Oregon. Coming from a musical family, he started violin lessons at age 7, and in high school became interested in all different kinds of instruments. He started to play piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, musical saw, and anything else he could find. After high school he moved to Portland, OR, where he studied music theory and filmmaking. During this time he began to play in multiple bands around town, and was able to establish himself as a regular session musician at various recording studios for artists like M. Ward.
In late 2007 he was miraculously invited by some of his musical heroes, the Danish band Efterklang, to move to Copenhagen and join the live band. So he did, and since then he has toured with the band all around the world, playing hundreds of concerts, and opening many of them as a solo act.