The Dutch baritone, Peter Duyster, started his secondary education with Lia van der Velde in The Hague, completing his undergraduate at the Sweelinck Conservatorium with Udo Reinemann. He completed his Masters at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in collaboration with the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany where he studied under Harmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai. During this time Peter also followed courses at the Conservatoire National de Metz, France where he was awarded first prize in Lieder and Opera, and le Prix Supérieur.
Peter worked in masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Rudolf Jansen, Roger Vignoles, Noël Lee, Graham Johnson, Noelle Barker and Jard van Nes.
As a concertsinger, Peter sang Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam under direction of Sam ten Velde, and throughout BeNeLux under the direction of Gijs Leenaars, Johan Sonneveld and Marc Sierens as well as Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Fauré’s Requiem, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Telemann’s Matthäus Passion, works by composers like Dvorak, Charpentier, Vaughan Williams, Liszt and Poulenc. He was invited in the festival Les Heures Romantiques en Touraine, France, where he sang Mozart arias, Mozart’s Grabmusik, and Lieder from Mahler's Knaben Wunderhorn.
Peter worked in a production of Benjamin Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of Kenneth Montgomery in the regie by Nicolette Molnár. He also performed David in Barber’s "A Hand of Bridge”, directed by Bas Pollard with regie by Jan Bouws, which was televised by the Dutch national television.
As a singer of contemporary music Peter sang pieces by Gubaidulina, Otto Ketting, Penderecki (Luke Passion) and the premiere of Paul Engel’s Boehlendorff under the direction of Jürgen Sonnentheil in Germany.
As a lied interpreter Peter performed les Banalités by Poulenc for Radio France. In duo with pianist David Bollen he had engagements with the Goethe Institut in Amsterdam, cultural societies, the “Vrienden van het Lied” (Friends of Lieder) and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
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