Magnus Plejdrup, (b. 1995) is an Aarhus-based composer and conductor. He is currently studying his bachelor in classical composition and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with teachers Niels Rønsholdt, Juliana Hodkinson & Simon-Steen Andersen (composition) and Søren K. Hansen and Carsten S. Hansen (conducting). He has received additional tutoring from conductors Johannes Wildner (MDW Wien), Mark Heron (RNCM Manchester) and Alim Shakh (Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra).
Plejdrup has written a wide range of music from solo-instrumental works to orchestral works, also surpassing music theatre. His music has been performed at/by a.o. Aarhus Kammermusikfestival, Esbjerg Ensemble, Det Klassiske Kollektiv and Ensemble Pluma.
Plejdrup has been most active as conductor for the Aarhus-based chamber orchestra Ensemble Pluma, but he has also conducted The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (through International Conducting Masterclasses) and the Aarhus Amateur Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Plejdrup has worked as choir leader at the MGK-Centre in Aarhus.
From September 2021, Plejdrup will be studying orchestral conducting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.