David Lau Magnussen
Brilliant solo pianist and chamber musician and long time friend of Martin Lohse, who has dedicated a long line of piano and organ works to David Magnussen.
Website text (Aug. 2018)
David Lau Magnussen (b. 1981) has in recent years established himself as one of the foremost Danish pianists. Highly active as a soloist and chamber musician, the highlights of his most recent season included the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Martin Lohse in Copenhagen as well as numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout most of Europe and Asia.
During his career he has received numerous prizes and awards, amongst them the prestigious “Oddfellow Artist Award” that was presented to him after a solo recital in the historic Oddfellow Concert Hall, Copenhagen. As well as regular radio and television appearances, several CD recordings have featured David in chamber music. In the coming season he will record the complete piano works written by Kasper Rofelt and dedicated to David, as well as the Piano Concerto by Martin Lohse on the record label Dacapo. These are due to be released internationally in 2015.
He gives masterclasses regularly in conservatories and universities worldwide, most recently at CCOM (Chinese Conservatory of Music, Beijing), Royal Irish Academy of Music (Dublin), Heilongjian University (Harbin) and at Dulwich College International in most parts of China.
A student of Peter Feuchtwanger in London, Stefan Vladar and Avedis Kouyoumdjian in Vienna as well as Niklas Sivelöv in Copenhagen, David Lau Magnussen also holds a keen interest in the philosophy of music and life: As well as concerts, he regularly gives lectures about life seen from the piano stool, which he is currently preparing to be published as a book.
David has played concerts in many European countries and regularly visits Asia to perform and teach. In China he has appeared both as a soloist and together as Duo Shaw-Magnussen (with cellist Jacob Shaw) in nearly all the main Chinese cities – Guangzhou, Beijing, Harbin, Suzhou, Shanghai… Future tours are planned to include the USA, Scandinavia, Asia and South America.