Award winning classical guitarist Mikkel Lynggaard (born 1990 in Denmark) has quickly established himself as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has performed all over Europe – both as a soloist, with different ensembles and orchestras. His relentless pursuit for the edge of musical expression has led him to close collaborations with some of the most exciting upcoming composers. As a natural continuation of this, Lynggaard has performed at some of the most important and prestigious new music festivals in Denmark such as Panorama Festival and Pulsar Festival.
In 2018, Lynggaard graduated with distinction from the Advanced Postgraduate Program at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, where he had spent the last 8 years studying under the tutelage of the acclaimed Danish guitar professor Frederik Munk Larsen as well as with professor Antonio Duro at the Concervatorio Superior de Música, Manuel Castillo in Seville, Spain. I addition, Lynggaard has attended masterclasses with a long line of the most distinguished classic guitarists of our time. The jury characterized his debut concert in the following way:
„Mikkel Lynggaard makes his debut with a very diverse program, showing many different sides of the guitar with music ranging from the renaissance to contemporary music […]. His own transcription of Bach’s BWV 995 was very convincing and exquisitely executed in all regards. In the more quiet and melancholic parts of the concert, Lynggaard showed a great ability to create poetic presence. He possesses an effortless technique that allowed for the virtuosic passages to completely flow and blend into the musical context of the pieces.”