Famous Composers from Denmark

List of notable or famous composers from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Denmark and even some popular composers who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Denmark is included when available.

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This historic composers from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Denmark?" These prominent composers of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish composers.

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  • Alex Riel
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    Alex Riel (born 13 September 1940) is a Danish jazz and rock drummer. His first group Alex Riel/Palle Mikkelborg Quintet won Montreux Grand Prix Award at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1968 and it was published in Billboard's June 1968 edition. He is married to the writer Ane Riel.
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Anne Linnet (born 30 July 1953 in Århus, Denmark) is a Danish singer, musician composer، and writer. She has released a number of solo albums and has also been a member of several bands, such as Shit & Chanel, Anne Linnet Band, and Marquis de Sade. Anne Linnet is one of a small group of Danish musicians and songwriters consistently popular now for many years. She is, and has been for more than three and a half decades, a distinctive figure on the Danish music scene and is valued as a writer and composer. Anne Linnet is known for her well-written, honest lyrics, her explorations into a number of music styles, and a constant desire to try something new. In 2008 she received IFPI Denmark's ...more
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (born 7 December 1924), better known internationally as Bent Fabric, is a Danish pianist and composer.
    • Age: 98
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark, Frederiksberg
  • Bent Lorentzen (11 February 1935 – 3 October 2018) was a Danish composer. He was one of the outstanding figures in contemporary Danish music. His works are frequently performed at festivals at home and abroad, and he has established particularly close links with musical life in Poland and Germany. He has been honoured with several international prizes and was named Choral Composer of the Year in Denmark in 1989 (Source: Edition·S – music¬sound¬art – Denmark).
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Denmark
  • Carl Nielsen
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    Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [kʰal ˈnelsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish composer, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer. Brought up by poor yet musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. He initially played in a military band before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen from 1884 until December 1886. He premiered his Op. 1, Suite for Strings, in 1888, at the age of 23. The following year, Nielsen began a 16-year stint as a second violinist in the Royal Danish Orchestra under the conductor Johan Svendsen, during which he played in Giuseppe Verdi's ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1865-1931)
    • Birthplace: Sortelung, Denmark
  • Erik Fiehn was a film score composer.
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1907-1977)
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark