Mr Mikael Pettersson BMus (Hons)

Director of music

Swedish concert pianist Mikael Pettersson born 29 April 1972 obtained a B Mus (Hons) degree at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2000. He has also studied with Prof. Hans Leygraf and Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger.
Piano recitals have taken place in Sweden, Germany, France, Austria and the U.K. Venues include St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Festival, St Mary Abbott’s Church and St James’s Church in London as well as Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall and the CBSO Centre in Birmingham.
He performed the Piano Concerto in G major by Maurice Ravel at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham and has appeared on radio and television. He has also produced a CD with music by Chopin, Mozart and the Swedish composer Stenhammar.
As an accompanist Mikael Pettersson has worked with Canoldir Male Voice Choir and German singer Eva Meier as well as cellist Richard Jenkinson from the CBSO. In 2000 he was a finalist in the Birmingham Accompanist of the Year Competition.
Mikael Pettersson has taught piano for several years and has competition prize-winners amongst his students. He regularly organizes Master Classes and concerts for piano students.
In the autumn of 2006 he performed for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on His visit to Birmingham.
He received a Diploma in the summer 2007 for his attendance at a Masterclass at Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria where he also performed in concert.