Jan Maegaard (1926-2012)


Jan Maegaard past away Tuesday November 27, 2012. He was 86 years old.

Jan Maegaard was a many facetted composer and musician. He started his musical career at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen where studied piano, double bass, composition and musical theory. In 1972 he received a Doctor degree. At the same time as studying he became a teacher at the Academy and later at the University of Copenhagen. Maegaard was also the author of many books, articles and polemical posts and has therefore been an important part of the development of compositional music.

Jan Maegaard might not have been widely known, but he will definitely be remembered for his great influence on modernism in Danish music.

The funeral is tomorrow Friday December 7, 2012 at 2pm in Holmen’s Church.