Péter Bátai was born in Miskolc, Hungary and started to play oboe at the age of nine. He completed his BMus Degree at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. Péter won twice the National Competition of Young Artists, was a finalist in the Hungarian Inter Colleges Competition, and was chosen for the Master Class of the Hungarian Talents. Péter also completed a Postgraduate Course in Orchestral Training and Master’s Degree in Music Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where he studied with Gordon Hunt, Richard Simpson, Jane Marshall etc.
While still in Hungary, Péter enjoyed a successful freelance carrier. He played with various theatres and orchestras such as The Miskolc National Theatre, Minister of the Interior’s Symphonic Orchestra, Danubia Symphonic Orchestra Budapest. As a soloist he performed with the Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra and also performed solo recitals around the country and abroad including the International Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary. Péter also appeared on the National Television. Péter performed in Germany where he was a principal Cor Anglais player with the Pannonia Symphonic Orchestra and toured the USA for three months as a Principal oboist with the Columbia Artist Management’s production of Madame Butterfly. He also played a principal oboe in Tosca in the tour of Ireland. Peter has also performed with pianists and conductors such as Mark Packwood, David Syrus, Sir Colin Davis, Takuo Yuasa and Christopher Robinson. Péter was awarded a special prize by the British Double Reed Society in The International Barbirolli Oboe Competition. Peter played in Masterclasses with Alex Klein, Nicholas Daniel, Laszlo Haday, Lajos Lencses and Alekszei Utkinov.
In 2012 Peter joined the Regimental Band of Her Majesty's Irish Guards. Only within one year of his service Peter has won the competition of the Household Division and has been awarded a Medal by 'Cousins Memorial Fund' for his outstanding musical achievements. Peter still enjoys a successful career as solo, chamber and orchestral musician, appearing on concert platforms around the world.