Olav Chris Henriksen



Olav Chris Henriksen


Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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Lute and Guitar Performer and Teacher

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Lute Teacher – Baroque, Lute Teacher – Renaissance, Lute Teacher – Continuo, Professional Performer – Baroque, Professional Performer – Renaissance, Professional Performer – Continuo, String Seller/Maker

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OLAV CHRIS HENRIKSEN, acclaimed throughout Europe and North America as a soloist on lute, theorbo and early guitars, has performed and recorded with the Boston CamerataHandel & Haydn SocietyWaverly ConsortBoston BaroqueEmmanuel MusicEnsemble Chaconne, and Musicians of the Old Post Road, among others.  Recent performances include appearances at the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester MA), Library of Congress (Washington DC), and with Ensemble Chaconne at Misericordia University (Pennsylvania).  His latest solo recording, Guitar of the North, is on the Centaur label; his first solo recording, La Guitarre Royalle: French Baroque and Classical Guitar Music, is on the Museum Music label.  Mr. Henriksen performs and lectures frequently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, playing musical instruments from the Museum’s collection.  He has also lectured at Harvard University, Northeastern University, Bunker Hill Community College; Nelson Atkins Museum (Kansas City), Musikkhögskolen (Oslo), Aston Magna Academy, Rutgers University; and Lincoln Center Institute (New York).  He has taught at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Southern Maine.  Mr. Henriksen holds a soloist diploma from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland.

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