|Carl Petersson, Sweden, 2015|
Tour Dates: 8th - 19th October, 2015
Born in 1981 in Sweden, Carl Petersson took part in numerous international master classes in Denmark, Sweden and Israel.
Friday, 9th October, 19:45, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai
Born in 1981 in Lund, Sweden, Carl Petersson graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he completed both his studies in piano and pedagogic with Professor José Ribera.
During his studies, Carl took part in numerous international master classes in Denmark, Sweden and Israel. Four times in a row he got a scholarship to the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes where he studied with the Israeli legend Prof. PninaSalzman, Prof. Victor Derevianco, Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky, Prof. StaffanScheja and Prof. Nicolai Petrof.
Carl has performed as a soloist as well as with orchestras on numerous occasions in Canada, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, France, The Czech Republic, Iceland, Germany and Israel. In 2009 he made his North American debut when he performed with the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver, Canada and the Carson City Symphony, USA. In the fall of 2012 Petersson again went to tour Canada and the U.S. where he performed Grieg’s piano concerto under the baton of maestro Kerry Stratton in Toronto, Canada, among seven other cities where he was compared with Canadian legendary pianist, Glenn Gould. 2016 Carl is invited to perform his recently recorded second piano concerto by Edvard Grieg in Buffalo and Virginia together with American conductor JoAnn Falletta.
As a teacher, Carl taught one year at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He also prepared piano students at Per Brahegymnasiet, Jonköping, Sweden and at Birka Folk University, Östersund, Sweden, where he was substituting as head of the piano department. In 2013 Carl received his PhD. Degree from the renowned Music Academy in Kraków, Poland where he also assists Prof. MariolaCieniawa’s class. In 2011 Carl was invited as one of the guest teachers at the Gothenburg Piano Festival along names like the French world pianist Domonique Merlet. In the spring of 2012 Carl began a series of seminars, including one at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and one at the University of Nevada, USA, where he held lectures on the music by Leopold Godowsky.In 2014 Carl taught two months at a summer course at the Lund University in Southern Sweden.
In 2008, Carl accompanied with the Pilsen Philharmony Orchestra recorded the two piano concertos by the Romantic composer, Friedrich von Flotow. The world premiere recording released on the Sterling label has been widely acclaimed by international critics (e.g. The Gramophone, Klassikmagazin, KlassiekeZaken and Classical Lost and Found). One of the major magazines, the French "Diapason", called Carl, with the highest rating possible, "a brilliant musician." In February 2011 Carl released his solo CD debut containing Leopold Godowsky’s Java Suite - again for Sterling. It was picked as the "classical CD of the month" in Hi-Fi & Music and in March 2012, just in time for Flotow's 200 year anniversary Carl Petersson recorded the duets for cello and piano written by Jacques Offenbach and Friedrich von Flotow. During Mr. Petersson’s Canadian tour Carl also made a live recording of Grieg’s piano concerto for the Canadian Radio - CBC. In March 2014 Kerry Stratton and Carl Peterssonrecorded this famous concerto along with a completed version of EdvardGriegs unfinished second piano concerto with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR), which will be released by Naxos at spring 2015.
Carl is a prize winner of numerous competitions. In April 2011 he won the 24th Chopin Piano Competition in Antonin, Poland and in Israel, during the 2005 Tel-Hai Master Classes, he was awarded with the Isman Family Prize. In December 2008, Petersson received the Helsingborg Cultural Award for his recording of Flotow’s piano concertos, handed over by a delegate of the Swedish Ministry of Culture. He is also a laureate of the Längmanska Cultural Fund and Lions International.
Currently Carl Petersson is teaching at the music academy in Wroclaw, Poland.
"… Tremendous verve and transparency … enviable control … got the stamina and power to splash out the most dramatic climaxes …"
- Fanfare Magazine