Principal Solo Horn in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Lasse Mauritzen joined the Danish National Symphony Orchestra as Principal Solo Horn in 2006. Lasse has performed a number of solo concerts with the orchestra over the years and in December 2017 he played Richard Strauss Concerto for Horn No. 1 conducted by Fabio Luisi.
Lasse has played the horn since he was 8 years old where he got accepted to the world’s oldest youth guard, the Tivoli Youth Guard which is an internationally recognized elite youth ensemble. His passion for the horn and the music lead him to encounter Hugh Seenan, the former Principal Horn of London Symphony Orchestra, with whom Lasse since then has had several master classes with.
Lasse got his first professional position when he was still just a teenager with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. At the age of 21 years old he won the position as 2nd Solo Horn in the Royal Danish Orchestra, where he played until he became the Principal Solo Horn in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Next to his position in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Lasse is a sought after guest at London's best orchestras having played in both BBC Symphony Orchestra and the famous Philharmonia Orchestra.
As a soloist, Lasse has performed both internationally as well as in Denmark, where he has played with the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Copenhagen Chamber Orchestra. Lasse is also a diligent chamber musician. He has played with cellist Andreas Brantelid and clarinetist Martin Fröst and has joined United Euro Brass Quintet featuring Reinhold Friedrich, Jeroen Berwaerts, Ian Bousfield and Thomas Roisland. Lassehas formed the Danish National Wind Quintet with four colleagues from the DR Symphony Orchestra. Lasse also teaches at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Lasse was knighted in his native country of Denmark. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog in 2018, by Queen Margrethe II and in 2021 he was admitted to Kraks Blå Bog - Denmark's most well-known and cited reference work with reliable information about important Danes.