Lasse Lagercrantz

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Lasse Lagercrantz studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Prof. Olli Kosonen and at the Sofia Conservatory with Prof. Todor Toshev. He took his soloist’s diploma (second degree) in 1988 and received the Master of Music degree in 1991. He has participated in several master classes, including those by Frantisek Posta, Entcho Radoukanov and Franco Petracchi. He has performed as a soloist with several Finnish orchestras and worked widely as a pedagogue and chamber musician. He has established the Colourstrings method for the double bass, working in close relations with Géza and Csaba Szilvay.

Lasse Lagercrantz has taught in several master classes in Finland and abroad. He has trained teachers and given lectures at both Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in England, also Amiens and Lille Conservatories in France, as well as Sofia Conservatory and Gothenburg University. In 2007, he was invited to give a lecture at the ESTA Conference in Cremona. At present, Lasse Lagercrantz is Professor at The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, and double bass teacher at the East Helsinki Music institute. He is also specialist double bass tutor of the Helsinki Strings.