Per Drud Nielsen



The Danish composer Per Drud Nielsen was born in Odense in 1950 and studied musicology at the University of Aarhus. Here he also became PhDr in 1981. He was a teacher at the University of Aalborg for a long time, where he focused on the four-part writing of Danish folk songs.

Drud Nielsen’s research in arranging led to a passion for composing original works,and since the beginning of the 2000’s he has had a prolific output of vocal music. His music is written in extension of the Danish tradition, displaying a slightly more modern sense of tonality. Drud Nielsen’s compositions are founded on a strong sense of melody.