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Peter Bruun


Peter Bruun is representative of an increasing number of contemporary composers, who began their musical careers as rock musicians before becoming “classical” composers.

In Bruun’s case, he began his studies in philosophy at Århus University, but later changed direction and studied composition and theory privately with Niels Marthinsen from 1989 to 1991, and later with Per Nørgård, Bent Lorentzen and Hans Abrahamsen. Bruun’s compositions are invariably collaborations with either individual musicians, ensembles or artists that take part in the compositional process. A good example of this is the collaboration with author Ursula Andkjær Olsen on Bruun’s 2008 Nordic Music Prize-winning opera, Miki Alone. Peter Bruun also received Wilhelm Hansen’s Composer Prize in 2000.
Bruun is active in organizational and music political work. He is also a member of FIGURA Ensemble.

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