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Rasmus Kure Thomsen (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Rødovre, Denmark

The Danish bass-baritone, Rasmus Kure Thomsen, studied at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory with Johannes Mannov and passed the graduation exam in December 2011.

Rasmus Kure Thomsen competed in 2007 for a position as 2nd bass in the DR Koncertkoret, and has thus received a contract in the 2017-2018 season in DR Vokalensemblet. Ensemble assignments additionally include a permanent connection to Musica Ficta as well as projects with Ars Nova Copenhagen, Mogens Dahl Kammerkor, Teater Hedelands Operakor and Det Kgl. Operakor. He also sings with Enghave Barok (Director: Christian Dehn Bang).

Rasmus Kure Thomsen's made his operatic debut in summer 2010 in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni at Valdemar Slot as Commander and Masetto. He has recently sung Don Fabrizio in Bo Holten's opera Gesualdo - Shadows at Takkelloftet. He frequently performs as a cantata and oratorio soloist and has worked with, among other, Concerto Copenhagen (Director: Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Storstrøms Kammerensemble and conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Ton Koopman and Alfredo Bernardini. He is a permanent bassist in Trinitatis Barokensemble, and in December 2012 he received the talent award from Redaktør Hans Voigts Mindelegat.

Rasmus Kure Thomsen's repertoire includes J.S. Bach's oratories, Passions and cantats, George Frideric Handel's Messias, Felix Mendelssohn's Eliah, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Nielsen's Fynsk Forår, Gade's Korsfarerne. His song repertoire includes Schubert's Schwanengesang and Winterreise, Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Op. 39, Wolf's Michelangelo-lieder, Johannes Brahms' Vier Ernste Gesänge. He currently lives in Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Source: Rasmus Kure Thomsen Website & Facebook profile, English translation by Aryeh Oron (September 2017); Photo 05: With Chresten Hagelund; Photos 07-08: with Kim Baasch
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Christian Dehn Bang

Ripieno Bass

With Enghave Barok:
C-3 (2016):
BWV 194, BWV 39, BWV 240

Links to other Sites

Rasmus Kure Thomasen - Basbaryton (Official Website) [Danish]
Rasmus Kure Thomsen on Facebook

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