Thai bass-baritone Pete Thanapat completed his bachelor’s degree at the Salzburg Mozarteum University, where his teachers included Mario Antonio Diaz-Varas (singing) and Pauliina Tukiainen (lieder).
He is currently studying for a master’s degree in Krassimira Stoyanova’s class at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Pete Thanapat was a finalist in the 2019 International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition and won the Perry Nelson Special Prize in the International Hilde Zadek Singing Competition that was held in Vienna that same year. In 2014 he appeared as Maestro Spinelloccio (Gianni Schicchi) at the Bergenhus Fortress Summer Festival in the Norwegian city of Bergen and in the following years sang Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in college productions at the Mozarteum. In October 2020 he appeared as Belcore in the Thai premiere of L’elisir d’amore in Bangkok.
Among the experienced singers, directors and conductors with whom he has worked are Karoline Gruber, Alexander von Pfeil, Christof Loy, Kai Röhrig, Bruno Weil, Andreas Schmidt and Andreas Scholl. He has given recitals in Norway, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Austria.