Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2012

Lars Greve

Since gaining his BA at the Danish Academy of Rhythmic Music Lars Greve has put on a number of spectacular cultural projects at home and abroad. These include improvisation concerts with Kresten Osgood at atypical venues in Holstebro Municipality, a tour in China with the band Girls in Airports and, as developer and teacher of "Underground" – a talent project for wind instruments in Region Midt in cooperation with Swinging Europe, Jens Christian "Chappe" Jensen, The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus, local music schools and Region Midt.

Biography

Lars Greve was born in West Jutland in 1983. He has received music lesson since the age of six, but first became interested in playing music at Vostrup Efterskole (a continuation school for music and drama) and later Ringkjøbing Gymnasium (an upper secondary school), where he met others who shared his interest in improvisation.

This motivated him to study the basic music course in Holstebro, followed by one year at the Academy of Music and Music Communication, Esbjerg, and studies at the Danish Academy of Rhythmic Music in Copenhagen. Here, Lars Greve took the soloist line, with the final exam in 2013.

Since gaining his BA at the Danish Academy of Rhythmic Music Lars Greve has put on a number of spectacular cultural projects at home and abroad. These include improvisation concerts with Kresten Osgood at atypical venues in Holstebro Municipality, a tour in China with the band Girls in Airports and, as developer and teacher of ‘Underground’ – a talent project for wind instruments in Region Midt in cooperation with Swinging Europe, Jens Christian ‘Chappe’ Jensen, The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus, local music schools and Region Midt.

Lars Greve has toured in more than 20 countries and been involved in 15 CD issues. He has played with such musicians as Girls in Airports, Peter Friis Nielsen, Maria Faust Group, The White Nothing, Søren Nørbo, Kresten Osgood, Fredrik Lundin, Jesper Zeuthen, Ginger Ninja, Vinnie Who and Fallulahog Pinkunoizu.

Scholarship from the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation

Lars Greve intends to use the scholarship of DKK 60,000 for two trips in 2012-13 during which he will visit three very different improvisation communities in Atlanta, New York and Chicago, where he will both teach and also play.  In spring 2012 he will record a solo CD which ‘will reflect my thoughts concerning expression and my early days in West Jutland’.

Contact

Lars Greve
Holtegade 14, 1.tv.
2200 København N

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