Jacob Vilhelm Larsen was born in 1976 in the town of Hjørring, Denmark.
He soon showed his emerging musical ability as a cornet player at the local
music school under the tutelage of Gunnar La Cour, and later under the
direction of the highly respected Herbert Møller. In 2000 he moved to
Aarhus where he studied trumpet and conducting at the Royal Academy of
Music, and where he became co-founder of the Academic Brass Quintet.
In 2002 Jacob was appointed MD of Silkeborg Brass Band, which under his
direction was twice runner-up at the Danish National Championship, before
he returned to Aarhus Brass Band leading the band victory at the 2007 International Nyborg Contest
and to come runner-up at the Danish National Championship. On gaining his Masters Degree from the
Royal Academy, Jacob has worked as a successful freelance musician, claiming third place in the
prestigious Holmboe composition competition and developing a career as a much sought after
composer and arranger throughout Europe.
In 2009 he was appointed resident conductor of the Stavanger Band in Norway. With a highly respected
reputation as a conductor, composer and arranger, he left this post in 2012 to meet the demands of an
ever increasing workload, which in 2013 lead to a close collaboration with Ian Porthouse and the
Tredegar Town Band. Jacob was appointed Composer in Residence with the Reg Vardy Band i 2015.