Przepiękne, rzadkie nagranie z fletem jako instrumentem narracyjnym
In a international career that spans four continents and includes thousands of concerts and numerous awards, Michala Petri has become firmly established as one of the finest musicians performing today, delighting and astonishing audiences worldwide with her virtuosity and musicality. Born i Copenhagen on 7th July 1958, Ms Petri began playing the recorder at the age of three and was first heard on Danish Radio when she was five. Her debut as concerto soloist took place at the Tivoli Concert Hall i 1969, the year in which she began her studies with proffesor Ferdinand Conrad at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Hannover. Since then the Danish artist has toured extensively throughout Europa, North America, Israel, Australia and the Far East, and she has appeared at many of the worlds most prestigious festivals. She has performed with musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Pinchas Zukerman, James Galway, Salvatore Accardo, Maurice Andrè, Keith Jarrett, Christopher Hogwood and Claudio Abbado, and appeared as soloist with many of the worlds major Chamber Orchestras and Symphony Orchestras. Michala Petri has received the highest praise for her astonishing virtuosity in a repertoire ranging from the early baroque to contemporary works, many of them written especially for her. For many years Michala Petri has had an interest in working with the combination recorder/guitar and she has toured with guitarists like Göran Söllsher and KazuhitoYamashita.With Manuel Barrueco a USA tour is planned for the spring 2002. In 1992 Ms Petri formed a duo with her husband danish guitarist and lute player Lars Hannibal, with whom she has toured in Europe, USA and Japan. Future plans include a.m.o. tours in Europa, Japan, USA and Australia. Ms Petri has been an exclusive recording artist for BMG/RCA Red Seal since1987. In 1998 she released a new album with `Berliner Barock Solisten´, and in 1999 an album with Scandinavian popular music with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Her next release, in spring 2001, will be an album with Lars Hannibal, inspired by Fritz Kreisler and featuring romatic music for recorder and guitar. Other recordings include a Grieg album with the `English Chamber Orchestra`, two albums of music for recorder and lute/guitar with Lars Hannibal and an album of contemporary works written for Ms Petri with the `English Chamber Orchestra`. For her exciting collaboration with Vladimir Spivakov and the `Moscow Virtuosi` performing Vivaldi flute concertos, she got the German award "Deutscher Schallplattenpreis" 1997. The same year she was nominated to the most prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize. In 1995 the Queen of Denmark awarded her the Order Knight of Dannebrog, and in 1998 she received the Wilhelm Hansen Music Prize as well as the H.C. Lumbye Prize for her achievement in bringing classic music to a wide audience. In June 2000 Michala Petri recieved the most prestigious Sonning Music Prize.