2014 is a very exciting year with new concert locations, among others Iceland where Carl will be performing at the Nordic House of Reykjavik in September.
Carl has also been invited to participate as a piano teacher and lecturer as well as performing artist at the Grumo Music Festival in Italy and the Nordic Woodwind Encounter in Sweden.
Together with Canadian conductor Kerry Stratton, Carl will record the revision made by Percy Grainger of Edvard Griegs famous piano concerto along with finished version of Griegs unfinished second piano concerto made by Norwegian composer Helge Evju. The recording project is set to 2-4 of march 2014 with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra SOČR in Prague.
Given the variety of tasks that Carl Petersson confronts, we should applaude his courage and determination.[...] M. Petersson presents an excellent control of the artistic performance on each and every layer of the extremely rich texture in the works of Leopold Godowsky, perfectly balancing the proportions between the different tonal planes. It is as if Mr Petersson is a conductor, of a great orchestra and toweres above it, understanding everything that is placed in the score. In the written part of his Ph.D. thesis M. Pettersson expresses his broad intellectual horizons.
Together with the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl is scheduled to perform Camille Saint-Saëns most famous composition. Under the direction of the Polish conductor Jakub Chrenowicz and together with polish pianist Ewa Ksiazek, they will present this, by Camille Saint-Saëns hated - but by the audience loved orchestral work.
Energy, vitality, dedication, precision, enthusiasm. These are just some of the epithets that characterize the Archetti (Orkiestra Kameralna Miasta Jaworzna) orchestra. Now Archetti comes to Sweden and they are bringing Carl Petersson together with opera singer John Hudson from the English National Opera. It will be a real treat for all listeners. A true experience is to be expected in Jaworzno, Ystad, Helsingborg, Ljungby, Kristianstad, Västerås and Lund.
Between February 6 and 10 Carl participates in four concerts in the Swedish "Music Between Feathers" festival. Carl will among other perform J S Bach's F minor concerto with the festival orchestra and a chamber concert with one of the most famous Swedish violiists, Bernt Lysell. On Sunday, February 10, Carl performs a solo recital at the Baptist Church in Hudiksvall.
Carl just returned from a very successful tour in Canada and the United States where he not only performed E. Griegs piano concerto but also held lectures on Godowsky’s music at the University of Nevada and gave a recital at the Steinway Gallery in Reno, presenting music by Beethoven, Godowsky, Peterson-Berger and Liszt.