Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson - Tenor

Peter studied both piano and singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he studied with Wight Henderson, David Kelly and Neilson Taylor.

On graduating, he pursued a singing career which saw him performing both nationally and internationally. Operatic roles include: Marcello (La Bohème), Escamillo (Carmen), Germont (La Traviata), Tonio (I Pagliacci), Figaro, Count (The Marriage of Figaro), Dr Bartolo (Barber of Seville), Sid (Albert Herring) and the title role in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini.

His Music Theatre experience has seen him perform in the world premier of Tornrak, a piece inspired by Inuit culture at the Banff Arts Centre in Canada, a Scottish Folklore Opera called The Wolf of Badenoch for Scottish Opera, and The Martyrdom of St. Magnus which he has also recorded.

Peter has performed throughout Britain in such oratorios as Messiah, Elijah and Requiems by Mozart, Verdi and Fauré. He also performs the lighter baritone repertoire at corporate functions and dinners.

Peter is married with two children and teaches in Edinburgh and also is a vocal coach with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.