Carl Petersson is a quite fearless, innovative pianist with superb technique and a broad, exciting repertoire. Petersson grew up in Helsingborg, Sweden, and studied at the music school in Copenhagen and subsequently also in Poland.
In 2013 he received his PhD from the Music Academy in Kraków, where he assisted Mariola Cieniawa’s class. In 2008 he recorded an acclaimed CD of two Friedrich von Flotow piano concertos. In 2011, Carl recorded Leopold Godowsky’s Java Suite, followed by the duets for cello and piano of Jacques Offenbach and Friedrich von Flotow a year later, all on the same label Sterling.
During his Canadian tour, he made a live recording of Grieg’s Piano Concerto at CBC Radio to much success.
In 2015, Carl released his next album with the piano concertos by Edvard Grieg and a reimagined version of Grieg’s unfinished piano concerto composed by Helge Evju. In 2016, Carl released his second album for Grand Piano with world premiere recordings by Per Nørgård, the Siemens Music Prize winner.
Over the years he has won ten prizes and awards, including 1st prize in the 2011 edition of the Chopin competition in Antonin, Poland, and regularly performs as soloist all over the world; Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Israel and the United States and Canada.
During the upcoming season Carl Petersson will play his debut concert in Malmö Live Poulenc’s brilliant Concerto for two Pianos with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, together with Atlas-colleague and co-pianist Henrik Måwe.