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The tenor Peter Davoren initially studied voice and choral conducting at the University of Leeds. While he was there he conducted the world premiere of Colin Mawby’s Magnificat and won the Alison Silverside Award for his performance of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and the Elgar Prize for his portrayal of Orbin in Elgar’s Caractacus. Through a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music he then continued his studies with Neil Mackie and Mary Hill. Davoren regularly performs the Evangelist in the Bach Passions; he sings as part of the Monteverdi Choir and has performed as a soloist under John Eliot Gardiner in Monteverdi’s Vespers at the BBC Proms in London. As a lieder singer he has performed at the Chelsea Lieder Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival, Wigmore Hall in London, and Duke’s Hall, where he has appeared with Felicity Lott. His operatic repertoire includes works by Rossini, Donizetti, and Poulenc.