Petra Peršolja

Graduate Student




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.