Petra Ambrosi


Petra has grown up in a small town with fairy­tale histrory in east Bohemia called Jičín. Early during her college studies, she became a member of recorder consort for which has she organised concerts in the region and won 1st prize in Czech music school competition. She studied recorder at Conservatory of Teplice with Aleš Ambrosi, whom she married after finishing pedagogical degree. They have together two lovely little boys. With Aleš she has started to play baroque oboe, an instrument which she focused on at the Conservatorio E.F.Dall'Abacco di Verona with Paolo Grazzi and later with Marcel Ponseele at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. Already during studies she had an opportunity to join Czech early music ensembles such as Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Ensemble Inegal and Musica Florea where she still keeps playing until now. Through contacts with great colleagues such as Xenia Löffler, Michael Bosch, Katharina Andres and her husband Aleš got she possibilities to join international ensembles e.g. Neue Hoffkapelle Graz, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, {oh!} Orkiestra historiczna, Lauten Compagney, Elbipolis, Le Poeme Harmonique, Barockorchester Stuttgart or Capella Cracoviensis. Petra is now a permanent member of Collegium 1704, Thüringer Bach collegium Weimar and since 2018 she enjoys playing with enthusiastic italian group Il pomo d'oro with whom she has a chance to play on the most prestigious european podiums. She has spent the whole summer 2019 in Stockholm being part of great opera and ballet production at rococo theatre Confidencen where she is looking forward to enjoy also the upcoming summer season 2020 with Purcell's Dido&Aeneas. Next to the big orchestra productions, she finds a little bit of time for baroque chamber music and renaissance recorder consort with her and her husband’s ensemble La Lusignuola. Beside her passion and love for music is she an introvert photographer and a lost admirer of meadow hills touching the sky on the horizon, or never­ending empty Normandy coasts..."