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Peter Harris


Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter Harris studied Music at the University of Oxford where he held a choral scholarship at The Queen’s College. Following university Peter was awarded a place on the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship Scheme. Recent solo engagements with the choir include Mozart Requiem at the Salzburg Festpielhaus.

Peter recently won the 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform final with his duo partner, Hamish Brown. In addition, he won the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice final in August 2017. He is also a Britten-Pears Young Artist.

Recent solo highlights include Bach St Matthew Passion (Dunedin Consort/John Butt), the world premiere of Lancaster War Requiem (Hope/Three Choirs Festival), the world premiere recording of Philip Wilby The Holy Face (Black Dyke Brass Band/Halifax Choral Society), Handel Dettingen Te Deum (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Stephen Layton), Pärt Berliner Messe at the Concertgebouw (Britten Sinfonia/Layton), and Bernstein Mass at the BBC Proms (BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Kristjan Järvi)

Future engagements in 2017 include covering the role of Ferrando Così fan tutte for Northern Ireland Opera, and recitals at the Wigmore Hall and St John’s, Smith Square.

Peter is a student at the Royal Academy of Music and is supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Help Musicians UK.

Last updated: Jul 2019