Born in Lucerne, Mauro Peter studied voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He won both first prize and the audience prize at the 2012 International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau.
A highlight of his career was his acclaimed 2012 debut at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, where he sang Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin accompanied by pianist Helmut Deutsch.
The Swiss tenor now appears regularly in all the leading European concert halls and opera houses. At the Theater an der Wien, Peter has sung various Mozart roles under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Other conductors with whom he has collaborated include Gustavo Dudamel, Marc Albrecht and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Following a live recording of Die schöne Müllerin at London’s Wigmore Hall, he released his debut recording on the Sony label, featuring Schubert’s Goethe lieder, in 2015. He also recorded his second album, dedicated to Schumann lieder, with Helmut Deutsch.
Peter is making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.