Biography

 

Born in 1983, Peter started a 12-year study of the violin at the age of seven. He completed his secondary school education in 2002, as a student of singing instructor Vilhelmina Papp at the Zoltan Kodaly Secondary School of Music in Debrecen, with the solo singing department. From September of this year he started his 3-year membership at the opera choir of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen.

He participated in his first international singing competition in May, 2005, in Deutschlandsberg, Austria. Here he came to the attention of singing instructor Claudia Rüggeberg of the Graz Academy of Music, who taught him for a year. In the meantime, he completed 2 years of masters training at the Music Faculty of the University of Debrecen, as a solo singer under the instruction of Eva Mohos Nagy.

After leaving the opera choir, Peter tried himself out in a new field and joined the Adagio Ensemble trio in May, 2005. After finishing hisinternational studies in September, 2006, he returned as a soloist to the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen. Until 2009, while he was still in university, he performed in many exciting roles. He finished his university thesis with merit.

In 2009, Peter entered the Armel Opera Competition in Switzerland, as a main character of two, one-act operas: Oscar (Martinu: Alexandre bis), and Gonzalve (Ravel: L’Heure Espagnole). Then in 2010, he was named one of the best male performers of the competition with the role of Alfredo in La Traviata.

In the 2010/2011 season, he sang two major roles in operetta: Prince Sou-Chong, in The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar, and Edwin in The Gipsy Princess, by Emmerich Kálmán.

In 2011, he appeared in several different roles both in Hungary and abroad. He sang in Italy Don Ottavio (Mozart: Don Giovanni), in Slovenia Romeo (Gounod: Romeo and Juliette),in SzegedMalatestino (Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini), and in Miskolc and the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-NapocaRodolfo (Puccini: La bohème). In 2012, in the Szeged National Theatre Pinkerton (Puccini: Madame Butterfly) and the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen as Rodolfo (Puccini: La bohème).

In 2012 he debuted in the Hungarian State Operas Alfredo in Verdi’s Traviata. Since his début, he has sung several leading roles in the Hungarian State Opera. Among others: László Hunyadi in Erkel’s László Hunyadi, Pedrillo, Belmonte in Mozart’s Die Entführung au dem Serail, Fenton in Verdi’a Falstaff, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake's Progress.

He debuts in the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre in the autumn 2015 with Strauss’s The Bat.

Awards:

  • 2016 Vilmos Rubanyi-award

  • 2012 Simandy-plaquette

  • 2012 Domotor-award, Male Opera Singer of the year, audience award

  • 2011 Domotor-award, Male Opera Singer of the year, audience award

  • 2011 Young Opera Singer of the Year, Szeged, Hungary

  • 2007 Quality-Award for his performance in the Die verkaufte Braut by Smetana

Competitions:

  • 2012 Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, Norrköping, Sweden – 4thPrize

  • 2011 Puccini International Vocal Competition, Lucca, Italy – Special Prize of the Teatro Communale di Bologna

  • 2010 Armel Opera Competition and Festival, Szeged, Hungary – Shared 1st Prize

  • 2010 2nd International Gianluca Ricci Vocal Competition, Montefiore Conca, Italy  – 2nd Prize

  • 2009 Opera Competition and Festival with Mezzo Television, Szeged, Hungary – Finalist

  • 2009 International Tenor Singing Competition, Jyväskylä, Finland – 3rd Prize

  • 2007 Simandy Singing Competition, Szeged, Hungary – Amarilli Special Prize

  • 2005 Simandy Singing Competition, Szeged, Hungary – Special Prize

  • 2005 International Singing Competition, Deutschlandsberg, Austria – Finalist

Born in 1983, Peter started a 12-year study of the violin at the age of seven. He completed his secondary school education in 2002, as a student of singing instructor Vilhelmina Papp at the Zoltan Kodaly Secondary School of Music in Debrecen, with the solo singing department. From September of this year he started his 3-year membership at the opera choir of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen.

He participated in his first international singing competition in May, 2005, in Deutschlandsberg, Austria. Here he came to the attention of singing instructor Claudia Rüggeberg of the Graz Academy of Music, who taught him for a year. In the meantime, he completed 2 years of masters training at the Music Faculty of the University of Debrecen, as a solo singer under the instruction of Eva Mohos Nagy.

After leaving the opera choir, Peter tried himself out in a new field and joined theAdagio Ensemble trio in May, 2005.  After finishing hisinternational studies in September, 2006, he returned as a soloist to the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen. Until 2009, while he was still in university, he performed in many exciting roles.  He finished his university thesis with merit.

In 2009, Peter entered the Armel Opera Competition in Switzerland, as a main character of two, one-act operas: Oscar (Martinu: Alexandre bis), and Gonzalve (Ravel: L’Heure Espagnole). Then in 2010, he was named one of the best male performers of the competition with the role of Alfredo in La Traviata.

In the 2010/2011 season, he sang two major roles in operetta: Prince Sou-Chong, in The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar, and Edwin in The Gipsy Princess, by Emmerich Kálmán.

In 2011, he appeared in several different roles both in Hungary and abroad. He sang in ItalyDon Ottavio (Mozart: Don Giovanni), in Slovenia Romeo (Gounod: Romeo and Juliette),in SzegedMalatestino (Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini), and in Miskolc and the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-NapocaRodolfo (Puccini: La bohème). In 2012, in the Szeged National Theatre Pinkerton (Puccini: Madame Butterfly) and the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen as Rodolfo (Puccini: La bohème).

Peter made his debut in the Hungarian State Opera House as Alfredo (Verdi:La Traviata) in the spring of 2012. In the 2012/2013 season, he played two more major roles in the Hungarian State OperaHouse(László Hunyadi, The Abduction from the Seraglio). In the 2013/2014 season, he sang as Fenton (Verdi: Falstaff), Nemorino (Donizetti: The Elixir of Love) in the State Opera House, and Lensky (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin) in Szombathely.

 

Awards:

·     2012 Simandy-plaquette

·     2012 Domotor-award, Male Opera Singer of the year, audience award

·     2011 Domotor-award, Male Opera Singer of the year, audience award

·     2011 Young Opera Singer of the Year, Szeged, Hungary

·     2007 Quality-Award for his performance in the Die verkaufte Braut by Smetana

 

Competitions:

·     2012 Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, Norrköping, Sweden – 4thPrize

·     2011 Puccini International Vocal Competition, Lucca, Italy – Special Prize of the Teatro Communale di Bologna

·     2010 Armel Opera Competition and Festival, Szeged, Hungary – Shared 1st Prize

·     2010 2nd International Gianluca Ricci Vocal Competition, Montefiore Conca, Italy  – 2nd Prize

·     2009 Opera Competition and Festival with Mezzo Television, Szeged, Hungary – Finalist

·     2009 International Tenor Singing Competition, Jyväskylä, Finland – 3rd Prize

·     2007 Simandy Singing Competition, Szeged, Hungary – Amarilli Special Prize

·     2005 Simandy Singing Competition, Szeged, Hungary – Special Prize

·     2005 International Singing Competition, Deutschlandsberg, Austria – Finalist

 
 
 

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