Magnus Larsson, conductor
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Magnus Larsson

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INTRODUCTION

Magnus Larsson is a Danish orchestra and opera conductor. He has already established himself on the professional stage in the Nordic countries and has both conducted and assisted in several orchestra and opera productions such as Bizet’s Carmen, Offenbach’s La Belle Helene, Verdi’s Otello and La Traviata, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Kalmán’s Countess Mariza, Brahms’ Requiem and Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro and Così fan tutte.

He primarily specializes in the opera and operetta genre as well in the romantic and late romantic repertoire.

RECENT AND FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS

In May 2021, Magnus Larsson made his debut at The Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, conducting Carl Nielsen’s ‘Masquerade’, and in April 2021 he conducted the DR P2 Prize concert with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. In the Summer of 2021, Magnus Larsson made his debut with Aalborg Symfoniorkester, led the Aarhus Symfoniorkester in the summer concert ‘Sommer i Europa’, led a concert at the Njord festival, and had concerts with Den Kongelige Livgardes Musikkorps.

Most recent and future engagements:

  • concerts with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, including their Christmas concert in 2021;
  • Gilgamesh (an opera by Per Nørgård) at Rued Langgaard Festival.

BIOGRAPHY

Magnus Larsson is a regular guest at the Danish regional orchestras and has also conducted several of the Swedish orchestras. In recent seasons, Magnus Larsson has been conducting concerts and performances with several of the Danish and Swedish orchestras, including the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Danish Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Esbjerg Ensemblet, Randers chamber orchestra, Slesvigske Musikkorps, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, NorrlandsOperaens Symphony Orchestra, Dalasinfoniettan, FolkOperans Orchestra, The Band of Royal Danish Life Guards, The Royal Swedish Army Band, The Band of Royal Swedish Life Guards, Prinsens Musikkorps, KammerensembleN, Norrbotten NEO and North Czech Philharmonia Orchestra.

He has been an assistant conductor at The Royal Danish Opera, NorrlandsOperan, and at Malmö Opera. In addition to his work as a conductor, Magnus Larsson is also a composer and assistant organist at Frederik’s Church (Marble Church) in Copenhagen.

EDUCATION

Since 2021, Magnus Larsson is holding an Advanced Post Graduate Degree (Soloists Class) from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen under Professor Giordano Bellincampi and Honorary Professor Michael Schønwandt. Since 2019, he is holding a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in orchestra conducting from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm under Professor B Tommy Andersson, Glenn Mossop, and Professor Fredrik Malmberg.

He has furthermore been participating in masterclasses with Alexander Vedernikov and Fabio Luisi, among others.

AWARDS

In 2021 Magnus Larsson was awarded “Arne Hammelboe Travel Grant 2021” from The Danish Conductors Association, and he was given the “Léonie Sonning Talent Prize”.

In 2020 he was awarded “The Young Artistic Elite Career Promoting Scholarship” from The Danish Arts Foundation, and in 2017 he won “The EMA First Prize” in the International Opera Conductor Competition in Prague, Czech Republic.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Magnus Larsson leads the Aarhus Symfoniorkester – Pezzo Capriccioso by P. I. Tchaikovsky

Magnus Larsson leads the Aarhus Symfoniorkester – Carmen by G. Bizet – “Votre toast…”

Magnus Larsson leads the Norrlandoperan Symphony Orchestra – Sången Op. 44 by W. Stenhammar – Interlude

Magnus Larsson leads the Aarhus Symfoniorkester – Carmen by G. Bizet – Overture

Magnus Larsson leads the Aarhus Symfoniorkester – Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini – “O mio babbino caro”

Magnus Larsson w. Copenhagen Phil at the Léonie Sonning Music Prize (2021)

REVIEWS

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, April 2019

“Larsson focused on the horizontal thinking with densities and thinnesses in the structure. But there were also underlying actions and events in this exciting music … As the most confident I experienced him in Richard Strauss’ ‘Don Juan’, which was a sober, dense and energetic performance that was very coherent. “

-Michael Bruze, Norrköpings Tidningar

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