Peter Máté was born in Rožňava in former Czechoslovakia. He studied with Ludmila Kojanová in Košice and Valentina Kameníková at the Prague Academy of Music, AMU. As a student he won prizes both in his home country and at international contests, such as Vercelli and Enna in Italy in 1986 and 1989. He has lived in Iceland since 1990.
Peter has given solo recitals and chamber concerts far and wide and performed as a soloist with various orchestras, e.g. Slovak Philharmony, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He has been active as a teacher at master classes and been a jury member in various contests.
Peter is a professor and a director of instrumental studies at the Iceland University of the Arts.