Christian Skovlund


For Christian Skovlund (1999) from Farum, the musical journey began with the oboe at Furesø Music School, where he started at the age of nine. Despite the nickname Oboe-Christian, he hadn’t actually planned for the oboe to lead to a professional career, although he played in both the Sankt Annæ Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and concert bands during high school. Nevertheless, after graduating from Aurehøj Gymnasium, he was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Today, Christian is driven by the joy of playing in an orchestra. In addition to studying for his master’s degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Prof. Max Artved as his teacher, Christian also spends his days with the wind quintet Cumulus Quintet, which he helped found and which won first prize at the Nordic Wind Competition in Oslo in 2023.

The money accompanying the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize will be used for lessons, study trips, and masterclasses. Additionally, reed-making machines for oboe reed production will be purchased.

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