Lars Ulrik Mortensen
In 2004, after a long association with the European Union Baroque Orchestra as harpsichord tutor and guest director, Lars Ulrik Mortensen became its Music Director. A Financial Times reviewer, writing after a EUBO concert, said “Mortensen is exceptional not just for his scholarship and virtuosity at the keyboard, but also because he makes music with his entire body and soul.” Lars Ulrik is also artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen, with whom he has built a profile both nationally and internationally. In addition to his work with his “own” orchestras, he performs extensively as guest director, soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the United States, Japan and Australia. Lars Ulrik Mortensen has received a number of prizes, among them Denmark’s most prestigious music award, the 2007 Léonie Sonning Music Prize. Directing Concerto Copenhagen, his recordings include violin and harpsichord concertos by Bach, Haydn piano concertos (with soloist Ronald Brautigam) and symphonies by Danish composers Hartmann, Kunzen and Gerson. With EUBO, he has recorded suites by Bach, Fux and Rameau, two CDs of music by Handel and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.