David Bendix Nielsen is a Danish/Hungarian organist based in Copenhagen. He is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music with professor Bine Bryndorf and Hans Fagius and he debuted as a soloist in October 2019 with a virtuoso program and performance. David is born in Denmark, but raised in Hungary, where he received his primary musical education. He started his organ studies at age 14, when he was finally able to reach the pedals, at the music high school in Győr, his hometown. Four years later, he was accepted at the conservatory in Denmark. David has also studied in Hamburg with Wolfgang Zerer (organ), Menno van Delft (harpsichord) and Isolde Zerer (chamber music), and has participated in master classes with e.g. Olivier Latry and Hans-Ola Ericsson, and competed in international organ competitions both in USA, Austria and Canada.
In spite of his young age, David has already an impressive series of concerts behind him, both in Denmark and internationally, e.g. at the international organ festivals Antiqua Vox in Italy and Ars Sacra in Hungary, as well as recitals at Temple Church and Westminster Abbey in London, Lund Cathedral in Sweden and Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen. Besides his busy schedule as solo recitalist or with various ensembles, David is the organist of St. Mark’s Church in Copenhagen, and has previously held positions as organist in one of the most important churches in Denmark; Roskilde Cathedral with its world renowned historic Raphaëlis Organ from the 16th century.
David is by far one of the most active of the new generation of organists in Denmark, with regular national and international recitals, projects with early music ensembles, choirs and assisting with the ensembles such as the DR Danish National Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 he received the prestigious Léonie Sonning Talent Prize, and in 2019 he was awarded a scholarship by the Danish State to spend a month in Paris to study. This has prepared him for a very exciting time ahead; recitals in Basilique Sainte-Clotilde in Paris, concerts around Denmark, Hungary and Slovakia.