About

A Swedish Cellist – Petronella Torin. A crazy cello player from the beautiful country of Sweden. She believed she could, so she did.

Petronella Torin was raised in a very small village in one of the most beautiful areas of rural Sweden. She spent her early youth among wild animals in the big forest and all other kinds of animals she could possibly find and take home to the family farm. One day, Petronella suddenly decided that she wanted to become a fantastic cellist, not anymore a world-famous horse rider. It took everyone by surprise. Petronella studied a music program in Highschool, ‘Orkestermusikerprogramet’ in Vänersborg. Upon finishing her basic education, she went even deeper into the Swedish wilderness to the beautiful city of Arvika. Where she studied with the Lektor Lars-Inge Bjärlestam at Ingesund. Petronella started her conservatorium education in Odense, Denmark; the home of great artists such as H.C. Andersen and Carl Nielsen. Her professor for the three-year bachelor course was the great solo cellist of Malmö Symfoniorkestra, Professor Niels Ullner.

Then Petronella did an Erasmus year in Holland in the wonderful town of Maastricht. At the Maastricht Conservatorium, she worked with Ursula Smith (Professor at the Guildhall School of Music (London) and solo Cellist in Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark).

Now Petronella just finished studying her master in music performance in Liège (Belgium) at the Royal Conservatorium of Liège with Professor Jean-Paul Zanutel.

In a letter of recommendation Professor Niels Ullner writes


It is with pleasure that I give the following statement about the young Swedish cellist, Petronella Torin. She is a serious and hard working student. Petronella combines her fine musicality and sense of tone production with a strong ambition to constantly improve her playing which has really payed off during the last years.

2016 Petronella started her company “A Swedish cellist” and her project “Take Away Concerts – Feed your Ears”. Her idea is that you can order a concert to your home like take away food. Her mission is to spread the classical music and build bridges between people and music. She also did a project in Sweden called “the Christmas Present of the Year is a Cellist”. This was a big success with 19 concerts in two weeks.

Schools/education

Orchestra Music, Highschool

The Conservatorium of Ingesund in Arvika, Sweden
studied with Lars inge Bjärlestam

Danish National Academy of Music
Bachelor degree studied with Professor and solo Cellist Niels Ullner

Maastricht Conservatorium in the Netherlands
Master Program, studied with Ursula Smith

Conservatoire Royale de Liège, Belgium
Master Program studied Jean-Paul Zannutel

Masterclasses and teachers

Aurora Masterclass Sweden

Masterclasses with:
Ursula Smith – Professor Guildhall London
Hanno Kirski – Professor Sebelius academy Finland
Torleif Thedeen – Professor in Edsberg Sweden
Michaela Fukacová Muriset – Solo cellist Odens Symphony Orchestra
Anna Dorothea Wolff – Second solo cellist Odense Symphony Orchestra
Robert Nagy – Solo cellist in the Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
Mats Rondin – Professor in Malmö Academy Sweden
Maria Kliegel – Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne
Stephan Braun – Professor in the Jazz Department in Hannover & Berlin, Germany

Experience

Principal cellist in the DUEN, Danish Youth Ensemble.
It is the National youth orchestra of Denmark it is lead by Morten Rylund.
Petronella participated in the recording of “Nordic Light”, a CD featuring Scandinavian composers.

Odense Symphony orchestra: Mahler 2nd Symphony and The Bells by Rachmaninov

Esbjerg Ensemble: New Year concerts 2014 and 2015

Played and represented Sweden in orchestra festivals in France and Spain:
Festival Internacionale de Orquestas Jovenes

Opera “Dalslands Operan” 2004
http://www.mox.se/dalslandsoperan/medverk.html

Put music to the art
http://brandts.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/s%C3%A6tmusikp%C3%A5kunsten1.pdf

La Voix Humaine, Théâtre Royal de Liège, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI0GTBud_Fw

Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Belgium, 2017

Ensemble/groups conCert

Duo Dalsland Singer and cello
http://upperud.blogspot.nl/2014/05/mat-musik-11-juli-duo-dalsland.html

Oto Piano trio
http://oto-musik.blogspot.nl/2011_11_01_archive.html

Piano and cello
http://www.mitfyn.dk/article/375034

Press

Radio P4 väst
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=125&artikel=6331730

GT/Expressen
http://www.expressen.se/gt/petronella-25-ger-bort-sig-sjalv-i-julklapp/

Provinstidningen Åmol
http://nwt.se/amal/mellerud/2015/11/12/arets-julklapp-en-cellist

TTELA
http://ttela.se/nyheter/mellerud/1.4427016–arets-julklapp-ar-en-cellist-