Magnus Plejdrup, (b. 1995) is a Glasgow-based conductor and composer. He is currently studying his Master of Music in Conducting and Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK), having previously undertaken a Bachelor of Music in Composition at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (DK).

Current teachers are Martyn Brabbins, Stuart Stratford and Michael Bawtree (conducting) and Fabrice Fitch (composition). Previous teachers include Søren Kinch Hansen and Carsten Seyer Hansen (conducting) and Simon-Steen Andersen, Niels Rønsholdt and Juliana Hodkinson (composition).

Additional experiences include tutoring by a.o. Johannes Wildner (MDW Wien), Mark Heron (RNCM Manchester) and Alim Shakh (Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra) in conducting, and by Malin Bång (University of Göthenburg) in composition.

Furthermore, he has participated in masterclasses with a.o. Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and The Danish Sinfonietta (conducting) and JACK Quartet, Friction Quartet and ensemble airborne extended+ (composition).

Plejdrup has composed works for a.o. Esbjerg Ensemble, Orkester Midtvest, Aarhus Kammermusikfestival and The Symphony Orchestra of The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, and recently he has won the audience prize at the Composers Competition 2021 of The Danish Sinfonietta.

Highlights as conductor counts the recent engagement as assistant conductor of Aarhus Sommeropera 2021 and coming masterclasses with a.o. Scottish Opera Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Red Note Ensemble.

(Last updated: October 29, 2021)