Initially a student of French and German at Magdalen College, Oxford, a love of languages remains at the heart of Peter Harvey’s singing. While at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Walther Grüner International Lieder Competition, the English Song Award, and the Peter Pears Award.
Along with works by Handel and Purcell, his well over a hundred recordings include all of J.S. Bach’s major vocal works and many of the cantatas, with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe and Paul McCreesh; also a great many sacred works of the French Baroque, as well as later repertoire including Fauré and Duruflé, and Schubert’s Winterreise.
Peter has appeared with ensembles including The Sixteen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The King’s Consort, Concerto Copenhagen, Bach Collegium Japan, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Gulbenkian Orchestra.