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About Petra

A classically trained musician with a degree in harpsichord, piano and church organ who enjoys playing repertoire from baroque to pop.
Organist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Petra completed her studies at Trinity College of Music, London and was awarded a TCM Scholarship, the Raymond Russel Prize as well as the June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize. Petra is known for her radio and television work, including a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3, recording the soundtrack for BBC's Wolf Hall (Debbie Wiseman) and ITV period drama series Victoria (Ruth Barrett). She recently featured on award winning CD by the Moravian composer Gottfried Finger with The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen. Petra has been in demand as a soloist (piano, harpsichord, organ), accompanist, orchestral and chamber musician and has performed in France, Austria, Turkey, Italy, Palma de Mallorca, Spain and in England for the UK's leading ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall, London Mozart Players, National Symphony Orchestra, European Chamber Orchestra, Locrian Ensemble, Trafalgar Sinfonia, London Concertante, Belsize Baroque, Ensemble OrQuesta and others. In addition to performing, Petra enjoys teaching piano and harpsichord and has participated in several educational projects with the English Concert, Amade Players and London Piano Masters. Recent project includes the release of an experimental EP (Experimentum), appearing on all main musical streaming platforms, a fusion of baroque music and electronic sound effects in cooperation with DIY Music Productions.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore badges
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Opera, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Covers, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, 1940s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, Traditional English folk, Swing, Vintage
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Repetiteur, Accompanist
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Song list

Classical wedding list
Bridal March - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert or Gounod-Bach
Canon - Pachelbel
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire - Bach
Air - Bach
Largo Xerxes - Handel
Ave Verum - Mozart
Pop Music
I can arrange any music for piano or organ if it's suitable for the instrument
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try to accommodate my clients and very rarely would plan another event on the day, just to avoid rushing and bring some calmness and joy to the event.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Mostly I play classical music and acoustic instruments so I am afraid I won't have an equipment for this.

How much time do you need to set up?

if I bring my own electric piano it'll usually take only few minutes, if I am bringing harpsichord - I will need about half an hour to move the instrument and tune it. If it's a church organ I am not familiar with it will only take few minutes to try all stops and see if all keys are working and what sort of condition is the instrument in.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I don't usually have a set list but surely can help with an advice and musical choices for event, which goes hand by hand with your own taste and wish.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes that's the part of my job. Happy to bring my own instrument.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes of course I am happy to accommodate to listeners, although I would need some notice to learn the piece, depending on the difficulty of the music.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£280
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Sarah B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We would thoroughly recommend Petra in the future. She responded to our messages promptly, was able to suggest many different pieces of music that were fitting for our event and played beautifully at my Grandad’s funeral. She was brilliant! Thank you so much.

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Joseph X
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Booked last minute to play at church for my wedding. Petra was truly wonderful from start to finish. Quick to reply, gave great suggestions, did as much as she to make my life as easy as possible, went the extra mile and was a joy to deal with. Played the requested music beautifully and had our guests humming and tapping their feet. Would not hesitate to book Petra again, a true professional and a wonderful musician. Thanks again Petra!!

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Tina W
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent, Petra played beautifully and was very considerate, knowledgeable and helpful.

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Rebecca J
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Petra is an accomplished musician. The music she played during our wedding was perfect and highly praised. She was incredibly responsive and proactive throughout the booking process, offering recommendations where we were unsure and was happy to take on feedback. We highly recommend booking her.

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Penny S
2 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Herne Hill
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5 out of 5

Hi Petra We have heard from the family today. They were really pleased and asked us to pass on their thanks - so well done! Penny London Funeral Singers

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Margaret C
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Crooms Hill
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5 out of 5

Hi Petra Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Emily. You are both amazing. Everyone commented on the beautiful playing and singing. We were just so lucky you were able to perform at the wedding. Lee and Hanna were so happy with everything.

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