Petrus Schroderus

Petrus Schroderus

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Petrus Schroderus
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Petrus Schroderus was born in the northern city of Oulu, Finland. He started taking lessons in classical singing  in Music High-School of Leevi Madetoja 1989 under tuition of finnish tenor Aki Alamikkotervo. Schroderus continued his studies privately aside his day work during years 1995-2000 with other local vocal teachers.  After recommendation from his previous teachers, Schroderus met most prestigious finnish ”the teacher of tenors”, Mr. Esko Jurvelin. Jurvelin started teaching Schroderus in the beginning of 2001. Under the tuition of Mr. Jurvelin Schroderus took part in some local competitions and won his first operetta song-contest in 2001, arranged by (then) Music Theatre of City of Petroskoi, Russian Federation. In the year 2003 Schroderus took part in the Lohja International Tenor Competition and to the astonishment of many, was awarded, amongst over 30 contestants,  prof. Seppo Ruohonen prize for ”Distinguished tenor”.  With the scholarship grant of Finnish Cultural Association, Schroderus received a scholarship and was trained in 2004 spring under tuition of Mrs. Ljudmila Ivanova in Vienna. Ivanova had been long known to be the vocal coach of mr. Paata Burchuladze, bass.  After these studies, Schroderus took part in the prestigious Timo Mustakallio-contest and won the first prize in the summer 2004. Immediately after the contest, Schroderus was given "anfänger"-position and later a soloist in the Finnish National Opera for the seasons following 2004-2005. Schroderus worked in Finnish National Opera as a guest till 2009. Since then, Schroderus has been studying with Mr. Raimo Sirkiä, tenor, and  abroad (in New York, Vienna, Essen and Florida) under tutelage of Jeffrey Goldberg from the Metropolitan Opera (assistant conductor)  and longer periods with Ms. Anita Salta, Essen, Germany.         Schroderus has been performing in Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Nilsiä Opera Cava, Opera på Skäret (Sweden)  festival in more than 15 roles. After becoming a full-time singer he has  performed and practiced 30+ roles. He has received a positive national and international reviews for his performances from numerous publications, including Operaweb (UK), Operayre (Argentinian), Expressen (Swedish), Der Neue Merker (Austrian), not to mention Finnish media. He is also a frequent soloist for orchestras and has given more than 300 performances, including concert recitals and church concerts. Schroderus  has worked with many conductors of which to name at least: Leif Segerstam, Florian Ludwig, Ralf Weikert, Hannu Lintu, Jan Söderblom, Alberto Hold-Garrido, Tobias Ringborg, Mikko Franck.
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