Petra Grassi (Slovenia/Italy) graduated as a pianist and music teacher from the G. Tartini Conservatory in Trieste. Afterwards, she specialized in conducting and composition at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and the F.A. Bonporti Conservatory in Trento, graduating cum laude under the tutelage of Lorenzo Donati. She won various prizes at choral conducting competitions in for instance Arezzo, Ljubljana and Hong Kong, as well as prizes at choir competitions with the choirs she has conducted. Petra is guest conductor of the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir and often teaches choral conducting and masterclasses in Italy and Slovenia.