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Morten Zeuthen

cello
1951

For over twenty years Morten Zeuthen has played a central role in Danish musical life, and has toured most of the world. He studied with among others Asger Lund Christiansen and Paul Tortelier. As a soloist he has appeared with all the Danish orchestras, playing both contemporary works and the older repertoire.

He has recorded cello concertos on CD by Per Nørgård, Poul Ruders, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Bo Holten, and his double CD of the Bach cello suites has among other honours won the “Danish Grammy” as the best classical release of the year. As a soloist Morten Zeuthen has appeared with conductors like Kurt Sanderling, Norman Del Mar, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jorma Panula.

Sometimes Morten Zeuthen also crosses musical boundaries, for example with jazzmen like Chick Corea, Kenneth Knudsen and Palle Mikkelborg. Besides all these activities he has been principal cellist in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR. He has been awarded several prizes including Gade-Legatet and Dansk Musikerforbunds Hæderspris. Morten Zeuthen has been a member of the Kontra Quartet and is a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.