Student Recital: Petra Peršolja, piano

Event Date: 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
ahill@music.ucsb.edu
 
Petra Peršolja. Photo by Tony Mastres.
Photo by Tony Mastres.
 
Pianist Petra Peršolja will present a doctoral chamber recital on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will include works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, Wolf, and more, with performances by soprano Carol Tsai, violinist Dr. Ambroise Aubrun (UCSB faculty member), baritone Tyler Reece, and pianist Leslie Cain. Admission is free.
 
Slovenian-born pianist Petra Peršolja holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Rowan University in New Jersey as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She has performed in masterclasses of pianists such as Gilbert Kalish (Stony Brook), James Giles (Northwestern), Kevin Fitz-Gerald (USC), Larisa Dedova (Maryland), Sarah Davis Buecher (Vancouver), Lovro Pogorelich (Croatia), Konstantin Bogino (Russia) and others. 
 
In past years, she studied and performed at the Northern Lights Music Festival in Minnesota and Erasmus Exchange Program in Finland. She won the concerto competition at UH Manoa, where she performed Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the UH Symphony Orchestra, took 3rd place in NJMTA competition in Princeton and is the recipient of  numerous awards and prizes in Europe, such as the Brahms Award at the International Music Competition "Francesco Forgione" in Italy, Golden Award and Special Scarlatti Award at the Competition for Young Musicians of the Republic of Slovenia for solo piano as well as piano four-hands.
 
Photo by Tony Mastres.