Jesper Busk SorensenAffiliation:
Royal Danish Academy of Music
Jesper Busk Sørensen joined the Berlin Philharmonic in 2009. He is currently Honorary Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
His first instrument was the euphonium, but he decided to take up the trombone, because he loved its warm, opulent tone and because he was so taken with its versatility as one of the most powerful yet also mellowest instruments of the orchestra. He studied with Rolf Sandmark, Niels-Ole Bo Johansen and Jesper Juul at the Royal Music Academy in Århus.
His first professional engagement was in 2002 as second trombone – later becoming principal – of the Århus Symfoniorkester. In addition, he undertook further training with Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist Michael Mulcahy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. As a chamber player, Sørensen is a member of the Danish Trombone Quartet which has given the world premiere of several contemporary works. Last but not least also a member of Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble together with all his brass colleagues from Berlin Philharmonic.