Dr. Petra Persolja


Dr. Petra Persolja's musical journey has taken her across continents and through a rich tapestry of cultures. From captivating audiences in Europe's charming landscapes of Italy, Croatia, and her native Slovenia, all across the United States, from New York to the beautiful Hawaiian islands, her music knows no bounds.

With a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance earned from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2020, Petra's academic prowess is matched only by her passion for the piano. Her doctoral research centered on the Istrian Scale, a musical phenomenon born from the vibrant fusion of Slovenian, Italian, and Croatian cultures.

While armed with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Hawaii, Petra also boasts dual Bachelor degrees in Piano Performance from Rowan University in New Jersey and a Bachelor in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Today, amidst the artistic energy of the Bay Area, nestled in the heart of Santa Clara, California, Petra delights in performing and takes great joy in passing her musical wisdom to eager students.