Swiss tenor Mauro Peter was born in Lucerne and studied with Fenna Kügel-Seifried at Munich’s University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2012 he won the first prize and audience prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau and made his acclaimed recital debut at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg with Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. His accompanist on that occasion was Helmut Deutsch. Since then he has appeared regularly in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems as well as in leading concert halls and opera houses all over the world.
Mauro Peter has given song recitals at Lucerne’s Culture and Convention Centre, London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Graz Musikverein, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin, the Frankfurt Opera, the Zurich Opera and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. As a concert artist he has performed at the Munich Gasteig, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Verbier Festival. He is also a regular visitor to the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence and the Salzburg Festival, where he made his debut in 2012. More recently he has been heard in Salzburg as Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and as a lieder recitalist in 2016 and as Andres (Wozzeck) in 2017.
Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Teodor Currentzis, Fabio Luisi, Ivor Bolton, Iván Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski and James Gaffigan.
Since 2013/14 Mauro Peter has been a member of the Zurich Opera. Guest appearances have taken him to the Bavarian State Opera, La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Paris Opéra, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Theater an der Wien, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and the Opéra de Lyon.
Following a live recording of Die schöne Müllerin from the Wigmore Hall, his debut album for Sony was released in 2015 and featured some of Schubert’s Goethe settings. In 2016 he followed this up with Dichterliebe and a selection of other Schumann lieder.
Plans for 2018/19 include further appearances with the Zurich Opera and at the Theater an der Wien, song recitals at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Schubertiade, Munich’s Prinzregententheater and the Mozart Week Festival in Salzburg and concerts with Trevor Pinnock in Calgary and with Riccardo Muti at La Scala.