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Dr. Petra Music

Petra Music is Senior Lecturer for flute at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Concert tours take her as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician to festivals in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Petra is a sought-after lecturer for flautists of all ages and abilities. She completed her doctoral studies in flute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and her master's studies in flute performance and instrumental pedagogy at the Graz University of Art (Austria) with Dieter Flury. She also completed a master's degree in historical flutes at the Conservatorio d'Abaco Verona with Marcello Gatti and Marco Brolli. In addition to her teaching position at the Department of Music Education in Innsbruck, Petra is an active orchestral and chamber musician and an enthusiastic networker and organizer in several flute societies. Petra publishes articles on flute didactics and repertoire in magazines such as Flute Talk, Flöte Aktuell, Pan Magazin and Contemporary Music Review.

Dr. Petra Music teaches flute, didactics, repertoire and chamber music at the Mozarteum University Salzburg/Innsbruck. She also appears on stage in numerous orchestras and ensembles (e.g. Tyrolean State Theater). Her concert tours have taken her as a soloist, chamber musician and in orchestral projects to festivals in Europe, the USA, Australia, China and Taiwan. Petra is also a sought-after lecturer for flautists of all ages and abilities. Her sensitive, innovative and inspiring way of teaching led her to workshops on various topics in flute literature and flute technique in cities such as Moscow, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Taipei, Cologne, London and Luxembourg. She also works as a juror for initiatives such as the Dutch Flute Competition (2021), My Flute Konkurs, Moscow (2012-2016) and Azumi flute student competitions (2009-2011). Through this task, she is in constant contact with young international flute talents and follows their musical development with great interest. Petra publishes on topics of flute didactics and the flute repertoire in magazines such as Flute Talk, Flöte Aktuell and Pan.

Petra completed her doctorate in flute (performance and literature) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2008, where she also worked as an assistant to Jonathan Keeble. Before that, she completed her studies in flute performance at the KUG Graz with Dieter Flury in 2009 with distinction. after successfully completing her studies in flute instrumental pedagogy and German philology in Graz. She completed a master's degree in historical flutes at the Conservatorio d'Abaco Verona with Marcello Gatti and Marco Brolli. As a scholarship holder, she also studied with Mardi McSullea at the University of Melbourne. She received further musical inspiration through participation in numerous international master classes (including with Peter Lukas Graf, Felix Renggli, Andras Adorjan, Robert Aitken, Moshe Epstein, Freerk Zeijl, Carlo Jans, Janos Balint, Amy Porter, Thomas Robertello, Denis Bouriakov, Eva Amsler, Ian Clarke, Wissam Boustany, Emily Beynon, Camilla Hoitenga, Eva Furrer, Rachel Brown, Linde Brunmayer Tutz and many others). Petra has been recognized several times for her artistic achievements by various institutions, such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emanuel and Sofie Fohn Foundation Vienna, two scholarships from the Federal Chancellery for Art in Vienna. Petra was also a selected artist for Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now Foundation for many years and has performed many times in front of diverse audiences who would otherwise have had no opportunity to experience classical music.

As on her many travels, Petra finds her home in very different musical styles. In 2009 she released her debut CD ... broken bluomen with works for flute and piano by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven. This was followed by Musica Delicata, a CD project with baroque works for flute, organ and trumpet. Selected performances also took her as a soloist to the master concert in Ludwigsburg with works by Bulla, Chaminade, Hidas and Rimsky-Korsakov (2010). Orchestral tours to China (Austrian Philharmonic, 2009), Taiwan (Grazer Salonorchester, 2011), Austrian-Chinese Cultural Forum, 2013 and solo concert tours with flute and piano to Hangzhou (2011) followed. Petra's particular love is contemporary and experimental music and collaboration with composers of her time. Appearances with ensembles for new music such as Klangforum Wien, Windkraft, and Scene Instrumental led her to performances at the Alte Schmiede Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Transart Festival Bozen, Klanglaufenfestival Schwaz, Klangperspektiven Wien, Hörfest Graz, Musikprotocol Steirischer Herbst and radio recordings for the ORF and to the flute festival of the German Flute Society in Munich (2010). There she presented her project Metamorphoses in 2010, which presented world premieres of international compositions for flute and piano. Petra's scientific/artistic work in this area - inspired by her studies in German philology at the KUG Graz - focuses on literary influences in contemporary music. Her diploma thesis, an interdisciplinary work on the reception of Paul Celan's poetry in the music of Harrison Birtwistle, deals with the composition "Pulse Shadows". Her dissertation on the composer Nicolaus A. Huber, born in Passau in 1939, entitled "Literary Quotes in Nicolaus A. Huber's Music for Flute" was followed by a lecture recital with US premieres of Huber's pieces for flute. She also published on the music of Mathias Spahlinger and Nicolaus A. Huber in the magazine Contemporary Music Review.

In addition to these more “serious aspects” of music, Petra loves the potential of “cross-over” projects to inspire young female musicians. She has also appeared on stage with jazz, pop and world music and with talented ensembles and artists such as UI Opera Ensembe, UI Symphony, UI Philharmonia Orchestra, KlangImpuls Orchestra, UI New Music Ensemble under Eduardo Diazmunoz, Martha Graham Dance Company New York, Grazer Salon Orchestra, Austrian Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Klangforum Wien. She has given concerts at the Fringe Festival Melbourne/Australia 2001, Quedlinburg/Germany 2003, Live Music Now in the Graz Opera 2003, Detmold/Germany 2004, FIMU Festival Belfort/France 2005 and 2006, St. Louis Flute Day/USA 2005, Chicago Flute Fest/USA 2006, Martha Graham Dance Company New York, Krannert Center of the Performing Arts/USA 2007, Stefaniensaal Graz 2007, Stephansdom Vienna 2008, Klangforum Wien im Wiener Konzerthaus 2009, Graz Burg 2009, Polytheater Beijing/China 2009, Beijing Concert Hall , Zhengzhou Concert Hall Hangzhou, 2011, Sun-Ya-Tsen Hall, Kaishung 2012, Taipei 2012, Chonqing Concert Hall 2013, Beijing 2013, ADAMS Flute Festival 2013, Flute Days Moscow 2012-2014, Tiroler Landestheater since 2014, Adams Flute Festival Ittervoort 2013 and 2016, Syrinx Flute Festival Feldkirch 2015, Tuesday Microgrooves, 2016.

Since 2023, Petra has been part of the Miyazawa family as a Miyazawa Artist and plays a solid silver flute with a red gold headjoint.