Henrik Andersen

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2 IMA awards in 2016 & 1 IAMA award in 2018 Proffesional guitarist & singer since the age of 18 Graduated from The Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Copenhagen with a master in guitar. He became a student of the world-famous rhythm phenomenons Trilok Gurtu (IN) and Pete Lockett (UK) studying south Indian rhythms Konnakol & Thala Henrik Andersen has toured & recorded with artists all over the world like: Trilok Gurtu (IN), Pete Lockett (UK), Ranjit Barot (IN), Mahesh Vinaykram (IN) Bickram Ghosh (IN), Mandolin U.Rajesh (IN) S.Shashank (IN), Natasja (DK), Outlandish (DK) Roman Miroschnichenko (RU), Jose Antonio Rodriguez (SP) Music Spoken Here (DK), Oriental Mood (DK) Carla Alexander (BZ) DJ-Schak (DK) Also as a solist performing John McLaughlins concerto for guitar & orchestra "The Mediterranean" last time in 2013 with The Moscow symphony orchestra at the Kaluga International Guitar Festival Henrik Andersen are emploeyed at the Danish National Acedemy & at the Royal Academy of Music and he is very popular as a teacher giving masterclasses all over the world in guitar or konnakol Henrik Andersen is one of the most googled Konnakol experts in the world.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

MUSIC IS NOWHERE / MUSIC IS NOW HERE who can explain that? <3

What is your music dream?

Now it is my 45 min. guitar concerto "På Herrens Mark" to be performed May 28th in Moscow/ Kaluga with moscow philharmonics. The idea of 76 musicians performing as one is like magic to me. This music is on a whole new level to me

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I never think like that - I try to master myself first of all one day I might be done with that and come to the conclusion that the world needs to be changed but for now its a unreal task.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sultans of swing

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

J.S.Bach, U.Srinivas, Veena Balachandar, Joni Mitchell

What inspires you to make music?

everything

What is the message you want to send with your music?

music is magic.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

lucky to have such a wonderfull job. Music is magic

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I only see my own reality - and I am busy improving it

What do you think of Drooble?

I dont!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That all people seem to know what I am doing and I dont! :-)

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I donate money

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Passion, curiosity + endless diligence. The rest is luck

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Veena Balachandar