born in 1958
Links www.peterharvey.com (English)
Peter Harvey (baritone)
Peter Harvey (born 1958) is an English baritone.
Harvey studied at Magdalen College, Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He is specialized in Baroque music.
Harvey has collaborated with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music, with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, with Gérard Lesne and Il Seminario Musicale, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Gabrieli Consort. He has performed in Bach's St Matthew Passion and St John Passion and Franz Schubert's Mass No. 6 in E-flat major. In the course of the Monteverdi Choir's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000, he completed the bass parts in seventy cantatas in performance and recording.
In addition, Harvey also sings works by contemporary composers. He has appeared as St. John in a televised performance of John Tavener's The Cry of the Icon. In 2007 he undertook a U.S. tour with the Netherlands Bach Society and completed a series of performances of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem with the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, conducted by Michel Corboz, in Japan. With Roger Vignoles, he performed at the festivals in Cambridge and Lugo Schubert's Winterreise.
Harvey has recorded more than 80 albums, including Bach's Passions and cantatas, cantatas by Dieterich Buxtehude, motets by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau, sacred music by Monteverdi and Mozart's Requiem.
He has been a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in London.
- Peter Harvey Official website