Bio

Frederik Støvring Olsen was born in Denmark in 1981. He graduated from The Royal Academy
of Music in Copenhagen in trumpet performance in 2007 and subsequently focused his studies on conducting, studying with Kirk Trevor privately and in workshops in New York City and Czech Republic.
In 2012 he earned an Advanced Postgraduate degree in orchestral conducting from The Royal Acadamy of Music in Copenhagen. While there, he studied with Giancarlo Andretta, Giordano Bellincampi and Michael Schønwandt. As a part of this intense program he has worked with almost all major professional orchestras in Denmark.

With the rare combination of a highly artistic level and a highly organizational level he works both as Executive Director, Music Director and leader and founder of various projects.

In 2017 he earned a Diploma degree of Leadership in the Art and Culture industry from University College Sjælland and The Danish National School of Performing Arts.

In 2017 he founded “Unge På Podiet” (Young People on the Podium) where he teaches young musicians orchestral conducting through workshops with different symphony orchestras and with a staff of different movement and musicology teachers.

In the summers of 2011 and 2012 he worked as Assistant Conductor for The Missouri Symphony Orchestra (USA) conducting a great variety of chamber concerts, family concerts, pops and classical concerts.

In addition to the traditional repertoire, Olsen is known for his expertise in contemporary music. He has led numerous of premieres of works by young Scandinavian composers conducting in festivals as PULSAR and Young Nordic Music and with ensembles as Scenatet and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen.

Since 2008 Olsen has been Music Director and Conductor of the Sankt Annæ Youth Symphony Orchestra. In just a short period, Olsen has transformed the SASO into one of the leading youth orchestras in Denmark. Olsen has lead the orchestra on several European tours.

In 2012 Olsen was awarded the ”Arne Hammelboe Education Scholarship” from the Danish Conductors Association.

See listed resume at his Linkedin profile