And she has only just begun.
From her classical music roots to iconic female artists such as Stevie Nicks, Cher, and ABBA, 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 both a songwriter and producer. She made apperences at famed open mics and showcases at venues such as The Bitter End. However, it wasn't until 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.
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 Strings, 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.
Recently, Petra and her band were selected to be a part of Guitar Center's most recent advertising campaign. She will be spending the rest of the summer touring, and preparing to release her first record.
Although she has already achieved so much at 20, Petra is only getting started- so get ready.