Morten Ryelund Conductor, Denmark
There are two distinct strands to Morten Ryelund’s resumé. Firstly, he is an ambitious and highly professional orchestral conductor with great credentials.
Secondly, through his extensive work in the field of youth orchestras, not least as the leader of Danish National Youth Ensemble, he has been a key figure for many young Danish musicians in their pathway to the professional music scene .
Morten is a remarkable musical talent. His insight and interpretation of the music is always thoroughly prepared, personal, innovative and extremely convincing. In addition, Morten has the rare ability to bring together the positive creative energy that always arises in his presence and to use it to bring out the best in musicians.
(Johannes Søe Hansen, Leader of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra)
Morten Ryelund made his professional conducting debut with the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra in 1996. Since then he has worked with orchestras and ensembles such as Copenhagen Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, DR Concert Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Bergen Chamber Orchestra, Copenhagen Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Opera Choir, The Danish National Radio Choir and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen.