Petra Onderuf


Projects

Jazz quartet with violin and original compositions.

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WILD STRINGS TRIO

“An art folk fusion crossroads between tradition, chamber music and also jazz.”

Peter Barbarič, ETNOFONIJA


Other Projects

Trio A Cuerdas

Voice, violin, flamenco and dance.

Swinging Strings

Swing&more.

Other&Past Projects

Yeah!…but, Balkan; Primo Tempo, Orkester Radia Kaj, Cana Flamenca, Karavana Iluzij, Leon Matek, Sedef, Sabahbluz, Compagnie Aquanaut,…


Upcoming Concerts and Tours

  • “I am very sorry, but our dates are due to the current situation unsure, I will get back to you as soon as I know more about rescheduling.”
  • 27.06.2020 – Swinging Strings, De La Tour, Treffen (AT)
  • 03.07.2020 – WST – 27 B-flat, Bruges (BE)
  • 04.07.2020 – WST – Straatmuziekfestival, Damme (BE)
  • 21.07.2020 – WST – Celica, Ljubljana (SI)
  • 31.07.-01.08.2020 – WST – Floating Castle Festival (SI)
  • 31.07.-01.08.2020 – Yeah!But,Balkan – Floating Castle Festival (SI)
  • 12.09.2020 – WST – l’Azimut, Estavayer-le-Lac (CH)

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About

The Slovak violinist and composer Petra Onderuf is a versatile artist whose limitless energy, virtuosity and inventiveness has captured her audience’s attention wherever she plays. She delivers her own cross-style genre born from classical music studies, various Ethno and traditional styles and complemented with Jazz (as well as jazz composition and arrangement) which she studied at the Conservatory of Klagenfurt, Austria.
Based in Austria and Slovenia, she tours Europe and Asia as a founding member of the international band Wild Strings Trio. She has brought together the Petra Onderuf Quartet and participates in many other musical projects, writes for ensembles and big bands, as well as giving workshops in jazz for string players.
She has performed at prestigious venues and festivals all around the world such as the Fajr Festival (Iran), Sharq Taronalari Festival (Uzbekistan), Nanjing Jazz Festival (China), Cankarjev Concert Hall (Slovenia), Lisinski Concert Hall (Croatia), to name only a few. She has as well collaborated in theater and dance performances in addition to recording for various music projects and movies.

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Workshops & Teaching

Petra gives workshops in jazz improvisation for string players. Improvisation is often the part in Classical music education that is missing, but ability to improvise as little as a little tune/melody improves a musician’s understanding of music. A welcome addition to the perfomer’s skills, it helps with freedom of expression, with getting rid of stress and stage fright, improves playing techniques, sound and most of all it motivates to play and practice.
Petra, through her jazz education as a performer and arranger and studies of Ethno and traditional styles uses simple tricks to free up a musician’s expression and performing skills, and is useful to musicians of any level.
She offers workshops for different schools, students, established musicians and teachers. She is available as well to give one-on-one private lessons.

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Compositions & Arrangements


P.Onderuf – “Something in Between”, HRT Big Band 2019

Compositions for String Quartet and Jazz Quartet

P.Onderuf – “Resemblance” Konse 2016

Chamber music compositions

P.Onderuf – “Time of Change” Konse 2018

Big Band compositions

P.Onderuf – “New Town 8:31” Konse 2019


Highlights of 2019


Petra playes on a 2018 Günter Siefert violin.

Contact

+386 40 989 427

Vienna, Ljubljana

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