Peter Rösel studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, first with Dmitri Bashkirov and later with Lev Oborin. He has won prizes at several major competitions, including the International Schumann Competition in 1963, the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and the Montreal International Competition in 1968. He has played in over 40 countries all over the world, with orchestras such as the Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, the BBC Orchestras, and the Dresden Staatskapelle, under Herbert Blomstedt, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, Günther Herbig, Dmitri Kitajenko, Kurt Sanderling, and Yuri Temirkanov, among others. His appearances at the BBC Proms in London and at international festivals in Berlin, Edinburgh, Perth, and Salzburg, as well as at the Hollywood Bowl and in Hong Kong, have been enthusiastically received by both audiences and critics. Since 1970 Peter Rösel has worked closely with Kurt Masur and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and has given over 200 concerts with them. His discography includes many recordings for EMI, Capriccio, Ars Vivendi, Berlin Classics, and King Records. He has performed and recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas and concertos in Tokyo.