Background

Born into a musical family, Svendsen (b. 1989) began playing the drums at the age of 3 and quickly developed a strong passion for music. He got his BA at the Rhythmic Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen in 2013 after which he relocated to New York City to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where he graduated as a Master of Music in 2016! After 3 years in New York, Svendsen has developed many strong working relationships with artists that have brought him around the world, performing with prominent names such as Eric Reed, Jeremy Pelt and Danny Grissett a.o.

Throughout the years, Svendsen has studied with many of the greatest drummers of jazz including Ed Thigpen, Kenny Washington, Gregory Hutchinson, Bill Stewart, Rodney Green and many others as well.

  • 2008: GRADUATED FROM A FAMOUS DANISH MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL; SANKT ANNÆ GYMNASIUM
  • ATTENDED MGK (MUSIKALSK GRUND KURSUS – PRE COLLEGE STUDIES)
  • 2013: BACHCELOR’S DEGREE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE FROM THE RHYTHMICH MUSIC CONSERVATORY IN COPENHAGEN
  • 2016: MASTER DEGREE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE FROM MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY
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