Peter Laul was born in St.Petersburg in 1977 . He attended the Specialised School of Music of the St Petersburg Conservatoire (class by Professor Alexander Sandler, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation), and continued his studies at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and, then, his postgraduate studies by the same professor.
He is a laureate of international competitions:
1995 - the 3rd prize and the special prize for the best performance of Bach at the International piano competition in Bremen;
1997 - the 1st prize and the special prize for the best performance of Schubert Sonata at the International piano competition in Bremen;
2000 - winner of the 2nd Scriabin International Piano Competition (Moscow).
Peter Laul is a versatile, brilliant pianist of the younger generation. He actively performs recitals at famous venues in St. Petersburg, Moscow, the Louvre (Paris), the Orsay Museum (Paris) and the Théâtres de Châtelet et de la Ville (Paris), Steinway Hall and Lincoln Center (New York), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Vredenbourg (Utrecht), Die Glocke (Bremen), Casino (Basel), Le Corum (Montpellier), Opera City Hall (Tokyo), Theatre La Monnaie (Brussels), Opera Garnier (Monaco), Lyon Opera (France), Opera Garnier (Monaco) and many other halls in Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Brazil and Japan.
He took part in festivals in Colmar and San Riccio (France), Art-November (Moscow), Printemps des Arts (Monaco) and others.
Orchestras with which he constantly cooperates: The Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Dessau, Bremerhaven and Oldenburg Theatre Orchestras, Honoured Ensemble of Russia, The Voronezh, Kazan, Samara, Karelia and North Caucasus Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev, Nikolai Alexeev, Vladimir Ziva, Vasily Sinaisky, Felix Korobov, Tugan Sokhiev, Jean-Claude Casadesus and Maxim Shostakovich.
The pianist pays particular attention to chamber music. His regular partners are Ilya Gringolts, Graf Mourja, Alyona Bayeva, Sergey Levitin, David Grimal, Laurent Korcia and Marc Coppey.
The pianist can be heard in programs of Radio France Classique (France), Radio Bremen (Germany), Radio Orpheus (Russia), as well as in programs of TV channels Arte (France), Kultura, RTR, St. Petersburg - Channel 5.
Peter Laul recorded a number of CDs for Naxos, Aeon, Onyx, Harmonia mundi, Querstand, Integral Classic, King Records, Northern Flowers. The most significant works in this field include CDs with Scriabin (2006), complete collections of Brahms' Trio and Cello Sonatas (2007, 2008), Violin Sonatas and R. Schumann's Trio (2010).
In 2003 he was awarded the badge of honor of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “For achievements in culture”.