Sámal Petersen (FO)
SÁMAL PETERSEN (violin)
Sámal Petersen began playing the violin at 11 years old in his hometown Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
Sámal Petersen studied in Odense, where he gained his Diploma for teaching and playing in ´93. There he studied with Béla Detrekoy, Alexander Fischer, Bjarne Hansen and Arne Balk Møller. Further studies in Vienna with prof Ernst Kovacic and Maigréad Mc Crann.
In ´95 Sámal moved back to The Faroe Islands. His main work is musicteacher in the Suzukimethod. As Suzuki teacher, Sámal became Teacher Trainer 14th of March 2015 and has taken all 5 levels with Tove Detreköy, Denmark. He has been teaching regularly on Suzukiworkshops since 2001 in Germany, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Faroe Islands. Sámal is currently chairman of The Faroese Suzuki Association. He is also Concertmaster of The Faroese Symphonyorchestra as well as co-founder of the Faroese chambermusicgroup, Aldubáran. As violinist, Sámal has been touring throughout Europe both as soloist, chamber and orchestralmusician.