INTRODUCTION

Danish conductor Magnus Larsson has quickly established himself as one of the new, young Scandinavian conductors.

Already during his studies, Larsson made his mark on the Nordic stages and conducted several concerts and performances with the leading Scandinavian orchestras and is now a sought-after opera conductor as well as a symphonic conductor.

RECENT AND FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS

In the season 2022-23, Larsson made his debut as a guest conductor at the Gothenburg Opera, at the Rued Langgaard Festival in Ribe in Per Nørgård’s opera Gilgamesh as well at the Njord Festival in Copenhagen in Per Nørgård’s opera Nuit des Hommes and in a new production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth at the Svendborg Opera. In April 2023, he conducted a staged contemporary interpretation of Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo w. Copenhagen Phil at Teater Sort/Hvid.

Magnus recently made his debut at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen in Carl Nielsen’s opera Masquerade and was immediately re-engaged as assistant conductor on their production of Shostakovich’s opera The Nose. At the Royal Danish Opera, he has also been engaged in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, as well as Dominick Argento’s opera Postcard from Morocco. He has also assisted in the NorrlandOperan’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Malmö Opera.

As a symphonic conductor, he returns this season to Copenhagen Phil, twice to Odense Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and more.

Further most recent and future engagements:

  • concerts with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, including Christmas concerts in 2021 and 2022;
  • a New Year’s concert and “The Composer is Dead” concert with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra;
  • a Christmas concert, an award ceremony, and an honorary concert with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (music by Carl Nielsen and works by the winning composers);
  • a Williams vs. Zimmer concert, “60 minutes of…” concerts (VETO, Tina Dickow), a concert w. oboist Jonathan Kelly (Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Boulanger) and an outdoor concert with Copenhagen Phil;
  • The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared musical by Markus Virta, Johan Hwatz, and Pierre Oxenryd at the Wermland Opera;
  • Joe Masteroff’s Cabaret at the Gothenburg Opera;
  • a National Day Concert (2023) w. Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra;
  • concerts with Sønderjylland Symphony Orchestra;
  • a concert with Slesvigske Musikkorps;
  • concerts with the Young Nordic Opera Choir at Reykjavik and Herning.

BIOGRAPHY

In recent seasons, Magnus Larsson has been conducting concerts and performances with several 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.

In April 2021 Magnus Larsson conducted the DR P2 Prize concert with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and first-performed works by the Danish composer Bent Sørensen.

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.

In addition to his work as a conductor, Magnus Larsson is also an organist and composer and holds the position of 2nd organist at Holmen’s 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.

As a child, he played both violin and piano and began his studies in orchestral conducting at the age of just 21.

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

AWARDS

In 2022 Magnus was awarded the Carl Nielsen Talent Prize from the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Foundation.

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

In 2020 he was awarded The Young Artistic Elite Career Promoting Scholarship from The Danish Arts Foundation.

In 2017 he won The EMA First Prize in the International Opera Conductor Competition in Prague, Czech Republic.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Magnus Larsson (conductor) – A presentation

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 (2018)

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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