At the Bayreuth Festival in 2011, he made his successful debut with Tannhäuser where he stood in at a last minute call for Thomas Hengelbrock.
In 2014 he will première a new opera by Hector Parrà at the Munich Biennale Festival with the Ensemble Recherché and the Freiburger Barockorchester.
In upcoming projects he conducts the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with new works by Marko Nikodievic and David Philipp Hefti. For the Musica Viva Munich he performs Stockhausens Stockhausens ‘Saturday’s-Greeting’ and ‘Lucifer’s Farewell’ from Samstag aus Licht.
Besides his work as an opera conductor, his repertoire has an emphasis on both early and contemporary music . Concert engagements have included the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wuppertal Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Choir of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.
As Assistant Conductor he worked with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sylvain Cambreling, Thomas Hengelbrock, Franz Welser-Möst, Thomas Ades, Ingo Metzmacher and Peter Eötvös.
Peter Tilling was Kapellmeister (House Conductor) at the Badische Staatstheater (Baden State Theatre) in Karlsruhe, conducting Händel’s Almira, Boito’s Mefistofele as well as Carmen, L’elisir d'amore and Hänsel and Gretel. Subsequently he worked as Erster Kapellmeister (Senior House Conductor) at the St.Gallen Opera and as Assistant Conductor at the Zurich Opera House.
Peter Tilling received diplomas in conducting with Peter Eötvös, cello with Martin Ostertag, both at the University of Music Karlsruhe and piano with Paul Dan at the University of Music Mannheim.
With his ensemble risonanze erranti he premièred new works by Wolfgang Rihm, Johannes Motschmann and Jens Joneleit but also the 2. Symphonic Music by Ernst Krenek .
As a cellist he played with the SWR Sinfonieorchester, the Ensemble Modern and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.