SWEDISH PIANIST CARL PETERSSON TO PERFORM GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO
Conductor Kerry Stratton and the TCO Present Works By Grieg, Dag Wiren, Larsson and Halvorsen
On Monday, November 5, world-renowned pianist Carl
Petersson makes his Toronto debut with conductor Kerry Stratton and the Toronto
Concert Orchestra in a performance of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.
The evening’s program pays tribute to four of Scandinavia’s most prolific composers of
classical music including Dag Wirén’s Serenade for Strings, Lars-Erik Larsson’s Pastoral
Suite Op. 19 and Johan Halvorsen’s Entry of the Boyars.
About Carl Petersson:
Born in 1981 in Lund, raised in Helsingborg, Sweden, Carl Petersson started to play piano at the age of fifteen. Ten years later he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Petersson has been awarded four scholarships to the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes and has performed worldwide throughout Sweden, Denmark, Poland, France, Czech Republic, Germany and Israel.
Competition awards for Petersson include a first prize award at the 24 Chopin Piano Competition at Antonin, Poland, The Isman Family Prize in Israel in 2005, 2nd prize at the Steinway Festival in Copenhagen, and in 2008 Carl received the Helsingborg Cultural Award for his recording of Flotow’s Piano Concertos. In 2009, Petersson made his North American debut with the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver, Canada and the Carson City Symphony, USA.