Curriculum Vitae: Henrik Bo Hansen – pianist and organist

Henrik Bo HansenHenrik Bo Hansen (born 1958) was educated at the conservatories of Odense and Aarhus with Rosalind Bevan and Georg Vásárhelyi. From 1983 to 1986 he continued his studies holding scholarships in Budapest at the Franz Liszt Akademy, in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter and Jacques Rouvier, and in New York as a Fulbright award-holder with Gilbert Kalish. His education also includes numerous master classes in piano and chamber music with, among others, Tatiana Nikolaeva, Adele Marcus, György Pauk, Mstislav Rostropovich and Jean Pierre Wallez.

From 1986 to 1995 Henrik Bo Hansen held the appointment of pianist of the city of Herning having as his main activity the direction of the Herning Town Trio whose repertoire included more than 200 of the most important chamber works. As a soloist, chamber music player and accompanist, Henrik Bo Hansen has given concerts and recitals all over Denmark, in a number of other European countries and in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Kenya and Syria.

Since 1996, Henrik Bo Hansen has been active at the Royal Theatre of Copenhagen, The Danish Radio Choir, The Danish Radio Theatre and the Opera-Academy. He has also tought at the Royal Conservatory of Music and at the Music Institute of Copenhagen University.

In 1999 Henrik Bo Hansen took the Church Music diploma and was appointed organist of the Church of Vangede in 2001.

Henrik Bo Hansen has an unusually rich and varied career. Since his debut in Odense in 1981, Henrik Bo Hansen has remained faithful to his musical ideals.

His approach is uncompromising in its interpretation, scope and repertoire. This is deeply reflected in the music when Henrik Bo Hansen sits down at the piano.

The inspiration for this continuing and dynamic development was born through the meeting with ”the Other”. This ”Other” represents the outstanding teachers with whom Henrik Bo Hansen has worked over the years and by numerous journeys and meetings all over the world.

Dialogue, absorption and reflection are key words and may be used as an entrance to the universe which is unfolded by Henrik Bo Hansens’s virtuoso playing.