Photographer: Mathias Løvgreen

Magnus Larsson (b. 1992) is a Danish orchestra and opera conductor.

As a child he played both violin and piano and started his orchestra conducting studies at the age of just 21.

He is currently studying at the Advanced Post Graduate Degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, 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.

Magnus Larsson has already established himself on the professional stage in Denmark and Sweden 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.

In August 2017, he won “The EMA First Prize” in the International Opera Conducting Competition in Prague, Czech Republic and with the award he obtained engagements with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Opera House in Plzen.

In the 2020/21- season, Magnus Larsson makes his debut at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, and will in addition be working with several of the Danish Regional Orchestras including Copenhagen Phil, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Danish Orcherstra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra and Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.

In the recent seasons Magnus Larsson has conducted concerts and performances with several of the Danish and Swedish Regional Orchestras including The Danish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, NorrlandsOperaens Symphony Orchestra, Dalasinfoniettan, The Band of Royal Danish Life Guards, The Royal Swedish Army Band, KammerensembleN, Norrbotten NEO, Prinsens Musikkorps. Furthermore he has been conducting North Czech Philmarmonia Orchestra.
He was assistant conductor at NorrlandsOperan in their production of Verdi’s La Traviata and at Malmö Opera in the musical Matilda.

Besides his work as a conductor, Magnus Larsson is also a composer, as well as assistant organist in Frederiks Church (The Marble Church) in Copenhagen.

“The musical study of the choir and ensemble scenes must have been diligent, everything sits exactly, and there is surplus to fold out with crooked smiles and rollicking charm”
-Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld,

“… the orchestra under the baton of Magnus Larsson, studied to the smallest detail!”
-Søren Schauser, Berlingske

“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

“There, the excellent orchestra under the baton of Magnus Larsson’s safe conducting, show what they can do”
-Kjell A Johansson, Kristiansandbladet

“Another support and lighthouse you find in the orchestra. The young musicians follow the conductor Magnus Larsson’s smallest hint. It is secure, tempo safe and rich in nuances.”
-Henrik Bergkvist, Skånska Dagbladet