And she has only just begun.
From her classical music roots to iconic female artists such as Stevie Nicks and Cher, Petra's broad ranging influences have shaped eclectic musical style and persona.
Her journey began with a guitar, a laptop, a notebook and a walk-in closet. Petra was always curious about the world around her, and had the urge to explore. Vying to share her thoughts and discoveries with the world, Petra would write and produce songs that she would play for her family and friends. Receiving encouragement from her peers, Petra's love for music moved from being a hobby to a fully-fledged passion,.
At the age of 16, Petra moved to the West Village in pursuit of achieving her lifelong dream. Petra began to work in studios throughout New York City, where she learned how to develop her skills further as a songwriter and producer. She made appearances at famed open mics and showcases at venues such as Sidewalk Cafe and The Bitter End. However, it wasn't until July 2015 upon the release of her first single, "Glamour Girl," when people began to take notice of Petra. The song received critical acclaim from bloggers all over the country, and has been spun on independent radio stations throughout the United States and Asia.
Soon, Petra took the live music scene by storm. In New York alone, Petra has headlined Webster Hall three times (all of which were sold out performances), as well as shows at Bowery Electric, and Melrose Ballroom. Internationally, Petra has toured Japan, performing in cities such as Tokyo, Kobe and Osaka. Her tour was supported by D'Addario, Evans Drumheads, Promark and Roland. She also toured Los Angeles following her first appearance at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards and performances at venues such as The Mint LA.
As a diverse artist, Petra made her acting debut as Melinoe, in the world premiere of "Songs of the Soul Beams" at BAM on June 4th, 2017.
This summer, Petra plans on recording and releasing her first musical compilation. Petra will also headlining several NYC venues, including Kola House, The Cutting Room, Rockwood Music Hall and Bowery Electric. She also will be a featured artist on High School Nation's fall tour, as a performer on the DW stage.
Although she has already achieved so much at 20, Petra is only getting started- so get ready.