Michala Petri

Michala Petri
Michala Petri at the Other Minds festival in 2013.JPG
Michala Petri at the Other Minds festival in 2013
Background information
Born (1958-07-07) July 7, 1958 (age 60)
Hobro, Denmark
GenresBaroque, contemporary
Occupation(s)Solo musician
InstrumentsRecorder
Years active1969-present

Michala Petri (born July 7, 1958) is a Danish recorder player. Her debut as a soloist was in 1969. She is the step-granddaughter of Danish actress Ingeborg Brams.

Biography[]

Petri, who began playing the recorder at the age of three, is noted for her virtuosity and versatility across a wide range of styles, from the baroque repertoire of the height of the instrument's popularity to contemporary works written particularly for her. She has premiered dozens of works, by composers Malcolm Arnold, Gordon Jacob and Richard Harvey, as well as Daniel Börtz, Erik Haumann, Hans Kunstovny, Erling Bjerno, Thomas Koppel, Ove Benzen, Vagn Holmboe, Piers Hellawell, Gary Kulesha, Asger Lund Christiansen, Egil Harder, Michael Berkeley, Butch Lacy, Miklos Maros, Ezra Laderman, Jens Bjerre, Henning Christiansen, Niels Viggo Bentzon, Axel Borup Jørgensen, and Gunnar Berg.

She frequently collaborates with her former husband (they divorced in 2010[1]), guitarist and lutenist Lars Hannibal, with whom she has made several recordings. Petri has taken a particular interest in the combination of recorder and guitar, collaborating with guitarists including Göran Söllscher, Kazuhito Yamashita and Manuel Barrueco. One notable collaboration of hers was two albums of sonatas by J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel, with Keith Jarrett on harpsichord; she has also recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, and Pinchas Zukerman, among many others.

Petri studied with Ferdinand Conrad at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. Her mother is Hanna Petri, who studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and her brother, David Petri, won the Danish "Young Musician of the Year Award" in 1978. He is a cellist. Both have recorded with Michala as The Petri Trio. In 1979 she began an exclusive recording contract with Philips Records that lasted until 1987; she is currently recording on the RCA Red Seal label.

In a 1990 interview with Petri, the award-winning radio music broadcaster from Chicago Bruce Duffie presented her as a Recorder Virtuoso.[2]

Partial discography[]

Awards[]

References[]

  1. ^ Nockin, Maria (4 February 2012). "Michala Petri Plays Very Old and Very New Music". Fanfare. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ .Bruce Duffie Interview With Petri, Chicago WNIB, Classical 97
  3. ^ Los Angeles Street Concerto - Petri plays Koppel Dacapo Records Denmark, released April 2006
  4. ^ Petri Winning Wilhelm Hansen Music Prize 1998 Edition Wilhelm Hansen, a leading-Danish music publisher.
  5. ^ Petri Winning Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2000 Léonie Sonning Music Prize Laureates

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