Michael Petrov

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Photo: Kaupo Kikkas


Michael Petrov was born in Bulgaria in 1990. In 2002 he took part in the Kronberg masterclasses in Germany and went on to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and since 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Louise Hopkins. He has taken part in masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Franz Helmerson and David Geringas.

In 2011 he won 1st Prize in the International Suggia Competition in Porto and in 2012 2nd Prize in the International Brahms Competition in Austria. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2013 and in 2014 won the Guildhall School of Music & Drama´s prestigious Gold Medal.

Concert highlights include recitals at the Kronberg and Los Angeles Cello Festivals and in 2012 he performed at Carnegie Hall New York in the Weill Recital Hall. He has performed Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante at the Barbican conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Engagements in the 2013/2014 season included a recital at Wigmore Hall and performances of the Dvorák Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Tchaikovsky´s Rococo Variations with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Elgar Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Michael Petrov plays a Testore cello (c. 1740) on generous loan from a private individual.

Michael Petrov and Ashley Fripp were nominated as ECHO Rising Stars by the Barbican Centre London

Performance dates

21.10.2014 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

26.10.2014 – 11 am
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

25.11.2014 – 7:30 pm
Musikverein Wien

07.12.2014 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

10.12.2014 – 8 pm
Bozar Brussels

19.01.2015 – 8:30 pm
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

21.01.2015 – 7:30 pm
Laeiszhalle Hamburg

24.01.2015 –  8:30 om
Philharmonie de Paris

05.03.2015 – 7:30 pm
Palace of Arts – Budapest

08.03.2015 – 2 pm
Sage Gateshead

13.03.2015 – 1 pm
Barbican Centre London

Konzerthaus Dortmund

19.03.2015 – 8:30 pm
L’Auditori Barcelona

22.03.2015 – 3 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

13.04.2015 – 7:30 pm
Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham

15.04.2015 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

16.05.2015 – 12 am
Casa da Música Porto

17.05.2015 – 3 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon