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December, 20, 2013
02:00 PM - N/A




Peter Ettrup Larsen

Peter Ettrup Larsen

How to Develop from Time Beater to Conductor - A Sneak Peak into the Finnish School of Conducting

Clinic Synopsis:

As a conductor you are on a never-ending journey towards perfection, and being your own instrument this journey is a constant mix of profession and personality. Therefore the conductor’s toolbox must contain as well the traditional tools of the trade as a wide variety of personal, psychological and pacesetting abilities. However, by putting MUSIC first, a lot of the pressure is taken off the shoulders of the conductor and relocated into a wonderful world of mutual, musical exploration. Over the past half century the Finnish School of Conducting has proven to be a rather successful approach to conducting. Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen, who is also associate professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, will reveal how conducting is approached “the Finnish way”.

Peter Ettrup Larsen - Biographical Information

Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen (b. 1965) studied conducting with renowned professor Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland (graduated 1993). Furthermore he has a diploma in clarinet playing from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (1991) and a M.A. in musicology and rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen (1994). Today Peter has an international career as a free-lance conductor while at the same time being associate professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland where he among other duties is in charge of the wind band conducting program. On top of this Peter is also music director of “Slesvigske Musikkorps”, one of Denmark’s professional military bands. As an author and composer PEL has released several publications and he is also a sought after presenter in the business communities as well as at conferences where he focuses on body language and “musical communication”.