Biography

A 2018 recipient of the highest award in classical music, the Nederlandse Muziekprijs, Peter is regarded as one of the finest musicians in The Netherlands. He was also the recipient of the John Christie Award (Glyndebourne Festival Opera) and a triple prize winner at the Den Bosch International Vocalists Competition.

Recent operatic repertoire include the roles of Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata (Scottish Opera, Longborough Festival Opera), Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Scottish Opera, Nouvel Opéra Fribourg), The Novice in Britten’s Billy Budd (Bolshoi Theatre, Glyndebourne and BAM New York), Janiček in Diary of one who dissappeard by Janáček (Opéra de Lyon/Muziektheater Transparant) and Acis in Händel’s Acis and Galatea (Nouvel Opéra Fribourg).

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).

Peter has recorded multiple CD’s with labels Phaedra and MDG amongst which are full recitals of Strauss, Schubert, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Duparc, Mortelmans and Van Hoof songs.

Future engagements include Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole (Opera Zuid), the solo part in Hydn’s Creation (Brussels Philharmonic), Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata (Festival Classique) and Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (Opera Zuid).