Martin Lysholm JepsenTeacher, Piano
Martin Lysholm Jepsen Born in Copenhagen in 1966. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus in 1992 and continued as aspirant in the Lithuanian Academy of Music 1992-1994 in the class of Professor Veronika Vitaite. He took part in several masterclasses – among others by Lazar Berman, Eugen Indjic and Günter Ludwig.After his studies Martin Lysholm Jepsen gave numerous concerts as soloist and accompanist. In 2001 he turned his career towards teaching when he founded the Gradus Piano School in Aarhus. Gradus is a private school nursing young talents and preparing them for further professional studies at aknowledged academies- among others in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Vilnius and Lake Como. The Gradus students appeared succesfully in many concerts as soloists and with orhestra in Denmark and abroad. They won more than 100 topprizes in national and international Competitions.
From the summer 2016 Martin Lysholm Jepsen started teaching at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. Martin Lysholm Jepsen gave masterclasses and lectures on the theme ”Basic excercises for building a strong and healthy technique for the young pianist” in many countries ; Poland, Finland, Sweden, Georgia, Lithuania, Germany and Denmark. He is in jury of competitions for young pianists in Poland, Lithuania and Denmark.
He is member of the EPTA-DK comittee and he often organizes concerts and mastercasses for young talents and pedagogues.Martin Lysholm Jepsen is the artistic director of the Gradus International Piano Festival which takes place annually in the prestiguos hall, Musikhuset Aarhus. The Festival presents both young talents and master pianists- such as Eugen Indjic, Andrei Gavrilov, Kevin Kenner, Vera Nosina, Alexei Volodin, John Lill, Mikhail Voskresensky and Pascal Devoyon.