Peter Knudsen (1980-) started playing the piano and also began writing his own music at the age of 10, and discovered jazz and 20th century music as a teenager. At the age 20, he was awarded Ingvar Johansson's scholarship for young jazz musicians.
He studied at the Music Acamedy in Gothenburg during 2001-2006 for Anders Persson, Anders Jormin among others. Under this period, he formed his own trio as well as the quintet blåeld. The group released its debut album Aurora in 2006 (Footprint Records), featuring original compositions crossing the boundaries of jazz, pop and 20th century music. He also toured with the Zappa tribute band "Great Googly Moogly" in Swedish jazz clubs and festivals, as well as the German festival Zappanale.
Having worked for some years with adapting the music of Debussy and Ravel for jazz trio, Peter and his trio recorded "Impressions- a tribute to Debussy and Ravel" in 2008, released on Found You Recordings.
During 2009-2010, the trio did two summer tours in France