Biography Peter

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Tenor Peter Gijsbertsen graduated with honours at the conservatoire in Utrecht. He continues his studies with teachers Dennis O’Neill and Ira Siff. Furthermore he had lessons with Cristina Deutekom and Roberta Alexander.

Peter was the receipient of the John Christie Award in Glyndebourne as well as a triple prize winner (amongst which the main prize for Lied) at the International Vocalists Competition in Den Bosch after which he performed in solo recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and De Doelen Rotterdam. Peter’s recording of Kammermusik 1958 by Henze was on The Guardian’s shortlist for best classical recording of 2016.

Operatic repertoire include the roles of The Novice in Britten’s Billy Budd (Bolshoi Theatre, Glyndebourne and Brooklyn Academy of Music), Acis in Händel’s Acis and Galatea (Opéra de Fribourg), Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Opera Oviedo), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Ferrando in Così fan tutte by Mozart (Ministry of Operatic Affairs).

On the concert platform Peter has performed the solo parts in the St. Matthew Passion by Bach (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, released on DVD with Art House), Kammermusik 1958 van H.W. Henze (NDR Symfony orchestra Hamburg, released on CD with Wergo), Pulcinella by Stravinsky (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) and Vigilia by Rautavaara (Radio Choir).

Peter recorded multiple CD’s with Belgian label Phaedra amongst which a very well received recording of Schubert Lieder. A Strauss lieder recording is expected to be released this spring.

On the agenda are Alfredo in La Traviata by Verdi (Scottish Opera), the tenor solos in The diary of one who disappeared by Janacek (Opera Transparant) and Catulli Carmina by Orff (Warsaw Philharmonic) and multiple recitals in Belgium and Holland including the Winterreise by Schubert (Valleiconcerten Leusden).