Allan Rasmussen

harpsichord and organ

Allan Rasmussen (born 1968) studied organ and harpsichord with Inge Bønnerup, Jesper Madsen, Hans Fagius, David Sanger, Harald Vogel and Lars Ulrik Mortensen and graduated with the soloist diploma from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1993 with highest acclaim. At the age of 17 he held his first position as organist in Vartov Church in Copenhagen. 1996-2003 organist at Farum Church. In 1998 he won the second prize in Danish Radio’s Chamber Music Competition in harpsichord duo together with Bine Bryndorf. 1998-2000 he taught harpsichord and basso continuo at The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense. He has been a tutor on masterclasses at Fuglsang International Summer School and Norwegian Organ Festival, Stavanger.

Since 2003 he is titular organist and cantor at Frederiksberg Church in Copenhagen. He is the harpsichordist with the quartet Baroque Fever who have played at festivals all over Scandinavia as well as in Holland, Poland, Lithauenia and Estonia. He also frequently appears as a soloist and leader of the Polish baroque orchestra Arte dei Suonatori and performs regulary with groups as Concerto Copenhagen, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Theatre Of Voices and The Royal Danish Boys’ Choir. In addition he has been a soloist with symphony orchestras in Denmark and Sweden. In 1999 he recieved the prestigious Danish Music Critic’s Award. He has made recordings for a.o. EMI, Classico, Helikon and DaCapo a.o. on historical organs in Denmark.