27th April 1877
31st October 1920
Joachim Brunn de Neergaard was a Danish composer. Neergaard was born in Stubberup, a small village in the east-central part of Jutland in 1877. He came from scions of an aristocratic family with long service to the Danish government and as such was eventually sent to take a law degree which he finished in 1901. However, Neergaard's true love was music and not the law. He had studied piano from the time of his youth and wished to pursue a career in music. To this end, he took advanced piano studies while at the same time studying theory and composition. Neergaard, whose life was relatively short, was not a prolific composer and left us with less than 30 works. He died in Sorø, south of Copenhagen, in 1920.