Asmus Hanke Frederiksen


For the classical singer Asmus Hanke Frederiksen (born 1997 in Copenhagen), meeting his wife at their shared folk high school and working at the local McDonald’s were crucial factors in shaping him into the singer he is today. Both experiences involved digging deep within himself to explore what he wanted to do with his life and dedicating time to what he truly cared about. Fortunately, Asmus was passionate about singing, and his career has since taken off for the singer who now performs in Fyn.

Asmus has been educated at Aurehøj Gymnasium, MGK Frederiksberg, and Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Odense. He has been a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinee, and Fauré’s Requiem with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, and in Brahms’ Requiem with the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed as Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme with Helsingør Chamber Opera and as Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Opera Nordsjælland.

The money accompanying the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize will be used for singing lessons with opera singer Reinaldo Macias, drama workshops with two Danish directors, a study trip in Europe to prepare for an opera role within Asmus’ core repertoire, and for expenses related to auditions at various opera houses in Europe.

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