Dutch baritone Hans Pieter Herman began his musical studies in Amsterdam where he received his masters degree. Supported by Dutch government funding, he continued his vocal and performing studies in America at Northwestern University from which he holds an honorary advanced graduate degree in voice and opera performance.


There, he was also awarded the Emily Boettcher and Yule Bogue Endowed Graduate Scholarship Award and he was selected to be a honorary member of the music society Pi Kappa Lambda, the Alfa quarter.


His opera roles include Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème, Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Miracle in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Il Conte Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Alidor in Nicolo Isouard’s opera Cendrillon performed and recorded on CD in Moscow at the famous Stanislavski theater on special invitation by Maestro Richard Bonynge.


In addition to operatic appearances he performed the lead role of Guido Contini in the musical Nine and participated very successfully in two other Dutch national tours of two musical productions, A Little Night Music and She Loves Me, both produced by the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Accordingly he was offered to create his own main stage production with this company. It was called Let's Do It and was directed by Lieven Debrauwer who also wrote and directed the internationally acclaimed Flemish movie Pauline & Paulette


As a soloist he also appeared with great success in oratorio and concert performances such as, Carl Orf's Carmina Burana performed in Chicago and conducted by Vance George, chorus conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Mahler's Rückert Lieder, performed as a concerto competition winner at Northwestern University and Das Klagende Lied also by Gustav Mahler conducted by Hartmut Haenchen and performed with the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.


He holds the first price of the Verna Ross-Orndorff Austro-American Music Award Competition for Singers held in Chicago. 

In addition he recently won 2nd prize in the Concours de la Chanson Alliance Française and is currently writing a show based on the life and work of Charles Trenet. He also frequently works as a chorister at De Nederlandse Opera (Dutch National Opera) and teaches voice at his studio in Amsterdam.

He attended several master classes at the Britten-Pears School For Advanced Musical Studies in the UK where he was selected as an alumnus to appear in recital at the 51st Aldeburgh festival. He was also a young artist at the Ravinia Festival.


During the summer of 2010 he appeared in a production of Richard Strauss his opera Ariadne auf Naxos at the Tanglewood Music Festival conducted by Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi and directed by Ira Siff.

...Other standouts among many fine performers were ... and Hans Pieter Herman, highly engaging in the speaking role of the Major-Domo  THE NEW YORK TIMES

(http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/arts/music/04ariadne.html?_r=2&ref=arts )

As a freelance singer Hans Pieter also frequently works for the Dutch National Opera chorus in Amsterdam and occasionally during festival productions at the chorus of l’Opera National de Lyon in France.

Among others, he has worked with: Dame Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Schreier,


Christoph Eschenbach, Jane Glover, Michael Rosewell, Ed Spanjaard, Hartmut Haenchen, Kevin Mallon, Max Smeets


Roger Vignoles, Daniël Wayenberg, Peter Nilsson, Maurice Lammerts van Bueren, Lucy Arner, Liora Maurer, Florian Caroubi,

Benjamin Luxon, David Prins, Michael Ehrman, Bernd-Frank Gottschalk,

Cora Canne Meijer, Diane Forlano, Barbara Pearson, Mignon Dunn, Rudolf Piernay, Christian Papis, Randy Mickelson en Ira Siff.