Mogen Dahl is a conductor and founder of the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, which he has also developed into one of Scandinavia’s leading vocal ensembles of our day. He has a Master’s degree in Music from the University of Aarhus and in Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music, has studied, among other things, under Eric Ericson and Jorma Panula, and has taught himself for a decade at the Academy of Music in Aarhus and the Aalborg University. He was a conductor at the Danish National Opera in Aarhus from 1991 to 2003.
Mogens Dahl has conducted numerous TV and radio as well as stage productions, e.g. at the Stockholm Opera, the Staatstheater Kassel Opernhaus in Germany, the Aarhus Theatre, the Danish National Opera in Aarhus, the Other Opera and the Funen Opera. In 2013, he conducted Rachmaninoff’s Vespers at Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim. He has been guest professor at the University of Belo Horizonte in Brazil and is often guest conductor across Scandinavia. As a conductor, he has gained a reputation for his exceptional understanding for the distinctive qualities of vocal music and has received excellent reviews all over Scandinavia.
Mogens Dahl was given the chance to realise his dream of a establishing his own concert hall in Copenhagen in 2005. This was the birth of the Mogens Dahl Concert Hall, which has become a regular venue for prestigious chamber music series with the participation of big international names. He simultaneously conducts his own professional chamber choir which has successfully established itself on the Scandinavian stage with a succession of CD releases and tours and concerts in both Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
A large number of Mogens Dahl’s pioneering projects are based on newly composed works dedicated to the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir by some of Scandinavia’s leading composers. Mogens Dahl’s visionary work with Nordic vocal music has led to high-profile cooperation with composers and musicians across established genre boundaries. The choir’s latest CD is a recording of Nordic Mass for choir and cello, which was specially written for the choir by Sven-David Sandström and performed for the first time at the Bergen International Festival in 2014.