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Michala Petri

Tom Barnard

Michala Petri (recorder) started her formal education at age 11 at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany, with Professor Ferdinand Conrad. Since then she has performed at major festivals and in concert halls around the world. She has worked with among others Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell, James Galway, Keith Jarrett, Christopher Hogwood, and Claudio Abbado. Since 1992 Michala Petri has been in a duo with Danish guitarist and lute player Lars Hannibal, with whom she also performs worldwide. In 2013 she also formed a duo with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. Michala Petri’s repertoire spans from Early Baroque to Contemporary music, and her vivid interest in expanding the expressive possibilities of her instrument has made her an inspiration for many of today’s composers. Michael Petri’s many recordings have received much recognition, among others four Grammy nominations and three ECHO KLASSIK AWARDS. Michala Petri received the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Prize in 2000, and was awarded the 1st rank of Knight of the Dannebrog in 2011. In September 2012 Michala Petri was appointed Honorary Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.