Owning and running a concert hall is a dream shared by many musicians and composers of the modern day. It goes without saying that this is something that is easier said than done. Classical conductor and creative entrepreneur Mogens Dahl moved to Copenhagen from Jutland in his own words “på 4 toget” “(on the 4 train) ” which roughly translated describes the mix of naivety, good intentions and few resources that accompany those who move to large towns and cities from elsewhere. Dahl arrived with numerous ambitions and dreams, one of them being that of constructing his own, privately-funded concert hall.
Shirking off widespread skepticism and discouraging advice, Dahl turned what used to be horse stables and garages on Amager into an aesthetically pleasing concert hall consisting of two modern halls, a reception, office space and a social area, all cast in high-quality minimalist design.
Initially, the venue operated at a loss before Dahl found a way of involving investors such as Novo Nordisk and RealDania. Since then, some of the biggest names in the world of classical music have found their way into the establishment, whose focus on quality and detail has meant that many local acts haven’t quite made the grade. In addition to the fine array of concerts, Mogens Dahl Koncertsal also hosts quite a few lectures and conferences. Dahl also has the honour of conducting the house’s chamber choir, whose forays in the field of vocal ensembles are widely known throughout Scandinavia.
Here’s an event that may pique your interest
7th April, 8pm / 350 DKK, Trio Wanderer
Trio Wanderer are another exciting prospect on the concert hall booking list. Jean Marc-Phillips Varjabedian, Raphael Pidoux and Vincent Coq are all graduates from the conservatoire de Paris and their interpretations of classical works from the likes of Mozart and Beethoven have been highly commended the world over. Now in their 26th year together, Trio Wanderer look set to perform at what should be a memorable concert in Copenhagen. Expect trios from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and the lesser-known Ernest Chausson, whose works by the time of his premature death were critically acclaimed for their finesse and harmony.
Mogens Dahl Koncertsal:
Snorresgade 22 – 2300 København S – 7023 0082 – firstname.lastname@example.org