Peter Robinson was born in the North-East of England and studied music at Oxford‚ where he was Organ Scholar of St. John’s College. He began his operatic career as Chorus Master at Glyndebourne‚ followed by several years as Resident Conductor and Head of Music Staff for the Australian Opera at the Sydney Opera House.
 
From 1981-1989 he was Assistant Music Director of ENO‚ where his repertoire included The Mastersingers of Nuremburg‚ Otello‚ Rigoletto‚ Carmen‚ Orfeo‚ Hansel & Gretel‚ The Turn of the Screw‚ and all the major Mozart operas.

Since 1998 he has conducted many performances of Madam Butterfly‚ Tosca‚ Aida and Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall. In recent seasons he has appeared in concert with the Queensland‚ Royal Philharmonic‚ Bournemouth Symphony and Northern Sinfonia Orchestras. Most recent engagements include Die Zauberflöte with Opera Zuid in Holland‚ L’amore dei tre re‚ Rigoletto‚ Fidelio‚ Luisa Miller, Andrea Chénier, La Gioconda and Un Ballo in maschera with Opera Holland Park‚ and Falstaff with Scottish Opera.