Svend Lykkegaard is a Danish-born musician that has since moved to become a well established part of the Los Angeles brass community. Mr. Lykkegaard has performed as a soloist in both Denmark and America. Svend was a featured soloist with the Silkeborg Blaeserne and won the Aalborg Musik Konkurrence Competition with the Skanderborg Brass Band in Denmark. In America, Svend was the winner in the Brass Concerto Competition at CCM being featured with the CCM Brass Choir and has appeared as a soloist with the Trojan Brass Choir at USC.
As an entrepreneur for music and brass ensembles Mr. Lykkegaard is involved in the re-establishment of the historical Hollywood land Orchestra and is currently creating traditional British style brass bands at several conservatories and schools including the California State University Northridge and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Additionally he is the program coordinator for the USC Village Performance Series and a founding member of the professional brass quintet, the Two Button Brass.
Mr. Lykkegaard earned a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (RAMA), Denmark, studying under Professor Kristian Steenstrup, Reinholdt Friedich, and Martin Schuster. While studying in Denmark, Svend became active in the brass band community as a performer, teacher, and conductor. Mr. Lykkegaard moved to America in 2016 and earned a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, studying under professor Alan Siebert and Philip Collins. Svend since graduated from the University of Southern California with a Certificate in Trumpet Performance and has since accepted an offer to study a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music Thomas Hooten, (Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic), and Jennifer Marotta, (President’s Own cornetist).