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.
Since 2017, he is holding a bachelor’s degree in orchestra conducting from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm under Glenn Mossop and Professor Fredrik Malmberg.
The same year, he continued his studies in orchestra conducting both at the master’s level in the Royal College of Music, Stockholm with Professor B Tommy Andersson, and at the Advanced Post Graduate Degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen under Professor Giordano Bellincampi and Honorary Professor Michael Schønwandt.
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.
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 recent seasons Magnus Larsson conducted Dalasinfoniettan, North Czech Philharmonia Orchestra, KammerensembleN, Copenhagen Phil, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Norrbotten NEO, NorrlandsOperaens Symphony Orchestra, Prinsens Musikkorps, Odense Symphony Orchestra and Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore he was assistant conductor at NorrlandsOperan in their production of Verdi’s La Traviata and at Malmö Opera in the musical Matilda.
In the 2019/20- season, he conducts concerts and performances with several of the Danish Regional Orchestras, and, among other orchestras, The Band of Royal Danish Life Guards, The Royal Swedish Army Band, KammarensembleN, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Norrbotten NEO and NorrlandsOperaen’s Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Magnus Larsson will be is assistant conductor at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen and also participates in masterclasses with Alexander Vedernikov and Fabio Luisi.
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, gregersDH.dk
“… 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