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Henrik Brendstrup  


The cellist Henrik Brendstrup was born in Denmark and trained in Copenhagen with Erling Bløndal Bengtsson and in London with William Pleeth and Ralph Kirshbaum. He is one of the few Nordic musicians who has received both the French music price Diapason d’Or and the German Deutsche Schallplattenpreis - the former for his recording of cello works by Chopin and Liszt, the latter as a member of the Danish String Quartet for the ensemble’s recording of all Hindemith’s string quartets. Henrik Brendstrup has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in most of Europe, and has played with most of the Danish orchestras. For several years he has taugth cello at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. As a dedicated interpreter of the music of our time, he has premiered a large number of works, and his recording of the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s music has been particularly well received by the European music press. Henrik Brendstrup is a member of The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and with this outstanding ensemble he tours the world playing under conductors like Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Claudio Abbado. He is a frequent guest at important international chamber music festivals, such as Lockenhaus, Risør and Prussia Cove. In 1996 he received the Danish Music Critics’ Artist’s Prize.

Live Dates

10/04/2014   Koncert og release: Brendstrup spiller Nordentoft
Cellist Henrik Brendstrup præsenterer ved to koncerter 26. og 27. april portræt-CD'en "Light Imprisoned" med værker af Anders Nordentoft
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Photo: Nikolaj Lund


Light Imprisoned
Light Imprisoned
Anders Nordentoft

CD 8.226577 (2014)

A new, masterful cello concerto and other cello works by Anders Nordentoft, com¬posed especially for the virtuoso Henrik Brendstrup

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Herman D. Koppel

CD 8.226003 (2006)

Mature, compact works by a master of the art of characterization

Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Hakon Børresen

CD 8.224105 (1999)

Børresen’s ballet about the astronomer Tycho Brahe is a sparkling Late Romantic star

Cello Miniatures
Cello Miniatures
Børresen, Emborg, Heise, Fabricius, L.Glass, L. Nielsen

CD 8.224092 (1998)

Stylish, elegant music by Danish composers from around 1900

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Jan Maegaard

CD 8.224050 (1996)

Labyrinths and canons by the most learned man of the avant-garde, the Schoenberg expert Jan Maegaard

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