Rendezvous: Quatuor Diotima, June 15
It is in his hometown of Copenhagen where Rune Glerup began his career in music. From the piano, he quickly passed to composition, a subject he attacks like a child’s game. In tune with the music of his era, the self-contained Danish musical scene quickly frustrates him. When Rune decided to dedicate himself to music, he moved to Berlin for a short period where he studied under Walter Zimmermann. Upon his return to Copenhagen, he continued his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in the composition and electro-acoustic classes of Niels Rosing-Schow, Bent Sørensen, and Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg–studies completed with a debut concert by the the London Sinfonietta in 2010.
Fascinated by electronic music, he moved to Paris the same year to follow the Cursus in Composition and Computer Music at IRCAM during which he studied with Yan Maresz, Mauro Lanza, Éric Daubresse, and Jean Lochard. Rune Glerup also took part in master classes with Philippe Leroux, Philippe Manoury, Hans Peter Kyburz, Dennis Smalley, Ivan Fedele, Rolf Wallin, and Adriana Hölszky. In parallel to his composition studies, Rune began to study conducting with Pierre-André Valade. Since 2009, he has conducted dirige l’Ensemble Contemporána, a Danish ensemble specialized in the performance of works with electronics. In 2012, one of his most important works, Examples of Dust for full orchestra and electronics in real-time was premiered by the Ensemble intercontemporain with the collaboration of IRCAM under the baton of Susanna Mälkki. Glerup has been the artistic director for the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen and the Athelas New Music Festival since 2012. In 2013, he received a 3-year work grant for young talents from the Danish Arts Foundation.
Inspired by visual arts, Rune Glerup works with music like a sculptor, composing through the creation of “tactile” musical objects.