Charlotte Hjørringgaard Larsen
I grew up in Brønderslev in Northern Jutland and developed my passion for music and singing playing organ and piano together with my brother. We both played in the local Steelband and when I was 13 I started singing in the church choir. Occasionally, I was offered solos and it was during this time that I joined my first vocal group, ”Treble” with two very good friends. In the years following, I attended a special folk highschool for performing arts, the Musical Ground Course in Kolding for three years and subsequently enrolled in the Academy of Music in Aalborg.
During my time at the Academy of Music, I took the opportunity to study abroad. I was accepted at The Royal Music Academy in Stockholm for an internship where I spent a year before returning to complete my studies in Aalborg in 2008.
In 2007, I had my professional debut performing in the opera ”Labyrinth of Love” which was based on the ”Songs of Solomon” from the Bible and created by the Aalborg Opera Festival. Here I was fortunate to work and sing with the talented performers Jan Lund, Jørn Pedersen and Charlotte Meldgaard, and not least the actor Rolf Hansen. Since then I have played many exciting roles including Madame Herz in ”Die Schauspieldirector” and Gretel in ”Hansel und Gretel” at North Jutland Opera Company, Gilda in ”Rigoletto” at Aalborg Operafestival, Opus in ”Opus and Monster Band” at En Opera. Eliza Doolittle in ”My Fair Lady” and Maria in "Sound of Music" at Hjørring Sommerspil. On Teatret Undergrunden I have sung: Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (2015), Xenia in Boris Godunov (2016), Blonde in Bortførelsen fra Seraillet (2017) and in 2018 I sing Gilda in Rigoletto. In 2017 I also sang the part of Genovieffa in Ylva Kihlbergs Suor Angelica.
On several occations I have performed as a soloist with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, The Prince's Musical Corps, and The Orchestra Lausenianna.
Chosen "Artist of the Year" at Teatret Undergrunden 2018.
Winner of the soloist competition, Northern Jutland Music Academy, 2008.
Receiver of the Music Price of Opera in Rebild, 2008.