Magnus Plejdrup, (b. 1995) is an Aarhus-based composer and conductor. He is currently studying composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with teachers Niels Rønsholdt, Juliana Hodkinson & Simon-Steen Andersen and conducting with teachers Søren K. Hansen and Carsten S. Hansen. His music has been performed in most of Denmark by, amongst others, Det Klassiske Kollektiv (Esbjerg) and Ensemble Pluma (Aarhus).

Magnus has written a wide range of music for solo-instruments, smaller and bigger ensembles and choir, and he have been involved in various music-theatrical productions.

In his daily life, Magnus is the conductor of Ensemble Pluma, by which a lot of his works are premiered. He is also working as choir director for the classical choir of MGK-Østjylland.

Other than being an active composer himself, he is also working in the field of communicating new music to a broader audience through ‘Aarhus Unge Tonekusntnere’ (AUT) and in the field of reaching young composers, who would normally not be able to receive lessons, through the Music-school of Aarhus’s ‘Komponist-starter’-programme.


Sept. 2018 -: Conductor and founder of the RAMA-sinfonietta ‘Ensemble Pluma’

Aug. 2018 -: Compositional studies at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, with teachers Niels Rønsholdt, Juliana Hodkinson and Simon-Steen Andersen

Jan. 2018 -: Project-developer of the ‘Komponist-starter’-project (through Aarhus Musikskole)

Nov. 2017 – Nov. 2018: Board Member of Ung Nordisk Musik Danmark (UNM)

Sept. 2017 -: Choir leader of the MGK-Ø classical choir “MGKor”

July 2017 – June 2018: Compositional studies at MGK-Ø with teacher Niels Rønsholdt.

May 2017 -: Board member of Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere (AUT)

Jan. 2017 – May 2017: Conducting studies at MGK-Ø with teachers Michael Deltchev & Lasse D. Hansen

Aug. 2016 – June 2017: Compositional studies at MGK-Ø in Aarhus with teacher Eyvind Gulbrandsen

Aug. 2016 – June 2017: Studies at the Musicology faculty of Aarhus Universitet