André Henrich was born in Oberwesel/Germany. In 2000 he graduated from the Musikhochschule in Cologne, where he had studied with Konrad Junghänel. He now performs internationally as a soloist and continuo player on the lute, the theorbo and the baroque guitar.
Based in Paris since 2002, he has worked with renowned ensembles and directors, as Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, Musica Antiqua Köln and Reinhard Goebel, David Stern’s orchestra Opera Fuoco, Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe. In the field of chamber music he works regularly with Les Folies Françoises, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Fuoco e Cenere and the with recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger’s Ensemble 1700.
André Henrich has performed throughout Europe and the USA and also in Japan, Taiwan, Egypt and India. He has participated in more than thirty CD recordings and in productions for television and DVD.
As a soloist, he is particularly interested in German and French repertory for the baroque lute. He has presented solo recitals at the concertgebouw in Bruges, the festival ‘Baroque Strings and Bows’ in Poznan, Poland; at the ‘Muziek Biennale Niederrhein’, Germany; for the English Lute Society in London; in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, Japan; and for the Western Music Forum in Hyderarbad, India. In addition, he has given several premiere performances of contemporary works for lute and theorbo.
André Henrich teaches lute and theorbo at the conservatory of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.