The eight year old Lasse Mauritzen wanted to play drums, but when it wasn’t made possible, he got the chance with the help of the legendary conductor Teddy Petersen, to start playing french horn instead. At a young age, Mauritzen studied with Hugh Seenan, former solo hornist at London Symphony Orchestra, and with Ib Lanzky-Otto, solo hornist at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Still a teenager and without setting foot inside a music conservatory, he got his first employment as horn player at DR Underholdningsorkestret in Copenhagen.

At the age of 21 Mauritzen became second solo hornist at The Royal Danish Orchestra, where he stayed until 2006 when he got his current position as first principal solo hornist at The Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Lasse Mauritzen is a highly sought after guest at the leading orchestras in London, and since 2008 he is guest principal at Philharmonia Orchestra. He is also a teacher at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.

7 X 2 | Thursday, September 21, 12:15 pm, Palladium Malmö Read more