Peter Katina was born in 1975 in Topoľčany, Slovakia. He started playing accordion at the age of six. Already during his studies at the Primary School of Arts he won many prizes in accordion competitions. Since 1993 he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. The Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic awarded him for excellent results in studies which he finished with the V.C. praise certificate for excellent school performance.
He won several prizes at international competitions, he is a winner of Coupe Mondiale C.I.A. competition and a laureate of competitions in Denmark, France and Switzerland. For his study results he won the Ľudová Banka Grand Prix for excellent university graduates. After the graduation at the Academy in Bratislava Peter Katina studied at the Carl Nielsen Music Academy in Odense, Denmark, where he finished his studies specializing on contemporary music interpretation with brilliant study results under Owen Murray. Later he continued in postgraduate studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Already during his studies Katina inclined to contemporary music interpretation and was the stimulus of several accordion compositions both in Slovakia and abroad. He cooperated with composers as Per Nørgård, Toshio Hosokawa, Pierre Jodlowski, Wolfgang Delnui, Lars Graugaard, Sergej Newski, in Slovakia with Jozef Podprocký, Jevgenij Iršai, Iris Szeghy, Peter Machajdík and many others. He also gave the first performance of concertos for accordion and orchestra by Igor Dibák, Joseph Kolkovich and Evgeny Irshai. Peter Katina gave concerts in Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Serbia.
He appeared at festivals Poznań Music Spring, Arcus Temporum in Pannonhalma, Re:New in Copenhagen, Ny Musik, at festivals Melos-Étos, Konvergencie, ISCM New Music Days, Sound City Days, Summer Music Festival Hevhetia, Ars Nova Cassoviae, Quasars Ensemble&Košice, Konfrontácie and Rezonancie. Besides the solo projects he performs in a duo with his wife, pianist Janette Katinová Šingerová. His discography includes his debut recording Flashing with Scandinavian music, the album Preludes and Fugues Op.87 by Dmitri Shostakovich, the album of accordion works by Jozef Podprocký and Evgeny Irshai and the albums Solo and Secrets with works of world renowned composers.
Besides his concert activities Peter Katina is also active as a teacher at Conservatory Exnárova in Košice and he also works as a music publicist, he is an author of several articles, interviews and reviews published in different music magazines. He also works as an external collaborator at Slovak Radio, where he presents the program Veľkí v malom. Since 2014 Peter Katina has presented a regular serie of popularizing lectures on music in Kasárne/Kulturpark Košice entitled MusicZoom : Unconventional talking about music.