Petter Udland Johansen

Petter Udland Johansen was born in Oslo Norway, where he received his first musical lessons in singing, violin and piano. He studied music at the Music academy of Norway where he got his diploma In 1996. From 1997 until 2000 he studied early music at Schola cantorum Baseliensis with Richard Levitt as his teacher. Later he studied privately with the German Tenor Hans Peter Blochwitz in Basel.      

Petter Udland Johansen is a singer, conductor, composer and instrumentalist with a wide musical specter. He feels at home as well in the classical music as he does it popular and folk music. He has worked with great success as a singer, conductor, composer/arranger and instrumentalist with ensembles like Hirundo Maris, Pechrima, Sagene Ring and Capella Antiqua Bambergensis and with these ensembles He is giving regularly concerts throughout Europe and are making recordings with important labels like ECM records Carpe Diem Records, Ramee, CAP Records, Grappa and Muve Records.

In 2009, Arianna Savall and Petter Udland Johansen founded the group Hirundo Maris, specialising in early music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, as well as their own compositions and early fusion. Their creative core is Mediterranean and Nordic music, the fruit of their extensive musical partnership. Like a migratory bird, they retrace the routes across seas and music that have linked Scandinavia with the Iberian Peninsula since time immemorial.

Together with Erik Fosse and Per Martinsen he forms the trio Sagene Ring which has recorded three CDs on the Norwegian label Grappa, with their own music and texts about life on the eastern side of Oslo.

He was engaged as a singer, composer/arranger and instrumentalists for the project Klang der Staufer with the Capella Antiqua Bambergensis with whom he has played concerts all over Germany together with Arianna Savall. With this Ensemle together with Arianna Savall they also recorded the CD In the bleak midwinter, which was 10 weeks under the top 10 on the Classical German charge jpc.

Together with Arianna Savall he is musical director of the fête médiévale de saillon with more than 200 singers and instrumentalists and also together with Arianna Savall he is since 2016 Artistic director of Bardonecchia harp Festival in Italy.

Since 2007 Petter Udland Johansen gives regularly singing workshops in:

Austria (Handenberg),

Switzerland  (Sion, Sallion),

France (Dinard

Polen (Lanckorona)

Italy (Bardonecchia)