コンチェルト・コペンハーゲン Concerto Copenhagen

Danish National Baroque Orchestra Concerto Copenhagen is one of the leading baroque orchestras in the world.

History

Danish National Baroque Orchestra Concerto Copenhagen played its first concerts in 1991 and has since developed into the leading baroque orchestra in Scandinavia.

Since 1999 the orchestra has been directed by harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

The orchestra combines a repertoire of well known European music and lesser known works of Scandinavian origin.

Through the years Concerto Copenhagen has collaborated with many international artist like Emma Kirkby, Andreas Scholl, Anne Sofie von Otter, Sonia Prina, Vivica Genaux, Andrew Manze, Andrew Lawrence-King, Reinhard Goebel, Ronald Brautigam, Jordi Savall og Alfredo Bernardini.

Between 2015-2017, Danish composer Karl Aage Rasmussen was linked to Concerto Copenhagen as composer-in-residence.
Concerto Copenhagen has released recordings on CPO, Deutsche Grammophon and BIS, as well as DVD productions on Harmonia Mundi and Decca.

The orchestra has toured USA, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and China.
Concerto Copenhagen is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Artistic Leader

Lars Ulrik Mortensen (born 1955) has been artistic director of the orchestra since 1999.

Mortensen studied with Karen Englund (harpsichord) and Jesper Boje Christensen (figured bass) at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and with Trevor Pinnock in London.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Mortensen has toured all over Europe, USA, Mexico, South America, Australia, China and Japan.

Mortensen was professor of harpsichord and performance practice at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Munich from 1996 to 1999. In 2007 he was awarded the Leonie Sonning Music Prize, Denmark's premier music award.

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