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Henrik Vagn Christensen

Conductor

Henrik Vagn Christensen, born 1963, is educated at the Royal Academies of Music in Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen with Jorma Panula, Frans Rasmussen and Tamas Vetö. Furthermore he studied in Stockholm and London before his debut concert in 1994 with Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Henrik Vagn Christensen has a broad and extensive repertoire including opera, symphonic music, musicals and contemporary music. With his committed engagement to the Royal Danish Opera House, Henrik Vagn Christensen has established himself as the Danish ballet conductor of his generation. He has conducted the entire classic and romantic ballet repertoire including Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Napoli, A Folk Tale, Symphony in C, Serenade and La Sylphide. At the Danish National Opera he has conducted Carl Nielsen’s Masquerade and My Fair Lady, and with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra he has a long list of theater productions, recordings and concerts in all genres.

Until 2009 Mr. Christensen also held the position as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of The Queen’s Guard in Copenhagen as well as for The Prince’s Guard in Skive, Denmark. 2001-2012 he was first guest conductor at The Danish Symphony Orchestra. As a company conductor at the Royal Danish Ballet he has led a number of tours with the company in Asia, America and Europe, conducting in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Osaka, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and St. Petersborg.

Henrik Vagn Christensen is a regular guest conductor at orchestras throughout Europe, and has conducted at The Finnish National Opera & Ballet, The Royal Swedish Opera & Ballet, The Norwegian National Ballet, State Theatre Dance Company in Pretoria, South Africa and at New York City Ballet at Lincoln Centre, New York.

His discography includes numerous recordings, especially with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.