Toke Møldrup

Toke Møldrup studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Harro Ruijsenaars and at RDAM, where he studied under professors Morten Zeuthen and Tim Frederiksen, making his debut concert in 2005. In addition, he graduated from the Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe with a concert examination in 2006, followed by private studies under Hans Jørgen Jensen (Northwestern School of Music), Valter Despalj (Zagreb Academy of Music), the Alban Berg Quartet in Vienna and Cologne, and basso continuo studies with Viggo Mangor, amongst others.



2005-2020: Part-time teacher at RDAM
2020-2022: Assistant professor at RDAM
from 2022: Associate professor at RDAM

Artistic practice

Toke has performed as a soloist with Danish and international symphony orchestras under conductors such as Aldo Ceccato, Sanntu Rouvali, Lan Shui and Joshua Weilerstein, and has been a frequent guest in Danish and foreign music associations and festivals such as the Bergen International Festival, Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival, Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival and Oberstdorf Musiksommer, as a member of the ensembles Nordlys, Paizo Kvartetten, Den Danske Klavertrio, Copenhagen Cello Quartet, and with other prominent musicians. His discography includes the critically-acclaimed recording of Bach’s suites for solo cello (2018), the release Cello Libris, Geoffrey Gordon’s works for cello (2020) and Beethoven’s sonatas and variations with pianist Yaron Kohlberg (2020). Møldrup also continues to develop the cello repertoire through collaborations with many contemporary composers, including the European premiere of John Williams’ Cello Concerto, Svend David Sandström’s Nordic Mass, Geoffrey Gordon’s Cello Concerto and Christian Winther Christensen’s Concerto for Cello and Accordion.

Toke Møldrup was solo cellist in the Copenhagen Phil from 2010-2020 – a position he left in order to devote himself to his many soloist tasks and his teaching and research at RDAM, where he himself trained as a soloist under professors Morten Zeuthen and Tim Frederiksen. Toke plays a David Tecchler cello from 1697 (on loan from the Augustinus Foundation).