André Henrich, born in Oberwesel/Germany, graduated from the Musikhochschule in Cologne, where he 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 and 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 and Egypt. He has participated in more than thirty CD recordings and also DVD and television productions.
As a soloist, he is particularly interested in Geman and French repertory for the baroque lute. He has presented solo recitals at the Concertgebouw Bruges; for the Telemann-Sonntagsmusiken in Magdeburg; for the English Lute Society in London; at the festival Baroque Strings and Bows in Poznan, Poland; at the Muziek Biennale Niederrhein Germany, in Japan (Kyoto Osaka, Tokyo) and for the Western Music Forum in Hyderabad, India. In addition, he has given several premiere performances of contemporary works for lute and theorbo.
André Henrich teaches lute and theorbo at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.