Petra Koprivec is a concert pianist and composer, who began playing the piano at the age of three. She presents herself as a solo pianist, chamber music player, piano professor, and soloist with established symphony orchestras such as Slovenia's National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and Budapest's Danube Symphony Orchestra.
About the artist
Young pianist is a prize winner of national piano competitions, a Gallus protégée and a protégée of AS foundation, a winner of the scholarship for specially talented musicians in Velenje, Slovenia for five years in a row, from 2010 to 2014 and a prize winner of the “Prešeren award".
Mastering her skills at three conservatories of music: the Franc Liszt Academy in Budapest with dr. Laszlo Baranyay, the Conservatory of Music in Ljubljana with professor Dubravka Tomi - Srebotnjak, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels with world-renowned pianist Alexandar Madzar earned her two master degrees with honors (2013) and distinction (2016).
Petra has worked with musicians such as Kaneo Quartet, Terrafolk, and Symbolic Orchestra. She is writing music for acting and dance performances. In 2017, she formed Luminarte, a sextet that performed her own compositions and musical arrangements.
In November 2019, Petra co-founded Pianist's Corner, a new association based in Brussels, with Umut Vicdan, where they opened a new venue - a very first place in Belgium hosting intimate house concerts with the world's most established and renowned artists, publishing them online, and opening a music studio featuring UV Music production.
Her most recent and authentic project is her new Brussels-based Jazz Trio, with fellow musicians Alessio Campanozzi (IT) on double bass and Pierre Hurty (FR) on drums. A trio has a distinct sound; they perform her original compositions, which can be described as a blend of jazz, classical, and traditional music, emphasizing the importance of complex and diverse rhythms combined with sophisticated, beautiful melody and elegant harmonies.
critic & concert promoter
"A wonderful combination of beauty and aristocratic playing of charm and unique originality."
Don't only practice your art,
but force your way into it's secrets:
art deserves that,
for it and knowledge can raise human to the Divine.
Ludvig van Beethoven
Petra Koprivec had her first public performance at the age of four. Throughout her career, she has tried to deepen her knowledge of very intuitive and groundbreaking pedagogic work. In her opinion, the emphasis of working with artists lies between inspiration, connection, focus, discipline, and love for music in all its forms and genres. Every artist is unique and diverse, and in order to fulfill the needs of every individual, beginner or professional, the teacher needs to listen and understand what drives you and what your true passion is.
Petra has been playing and studying piano for more than 30 years with world-known pianists and mentors like Aleksandar Madzar, Dubravka Tomšič-Srebotnjak and Laszlo Baranyay. She obtained two master's degrees in three conservatories of music and has been spreading her knowledge and teaching students for more than 15 years.
She also wrote a master thesis titled "Perfect Pitch Phenomena" in which she investigated the possibilities of perfect pitch development in children and adults. Petra collaborated with the Bebe Maestro organization in Brussels to explore the new field, which focuses on music education for very young children aged 0 to 6 years old, and she now continues Perfect Pitch Trainings with her young students.
Her goal is to assist you in developing your talents, overcoming difficulties, improving technical and musical abilities, finding a pleasurable practice routine, and overcoming fear, shame, stage fright, self-consciousness, or any other negative mental thought process that is impeding your progress.
"Petra is a virtuoso and a true artist who is helping me learn technique while also approaching music creatively and intuitively. Each class brings me knowledge but also new revelations, explorations, and healing."