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Svante Henryson
Cello


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Biography

 

Svante Henryson is a unique musician. A virtuoso of three instruments, a composer of orchestral music, and an improviser fluent in all musical languages, he moves boundlessly across the entire musical spectrum. As a cellist, performing in jazz, world music or rock, he makes the cello sound as if it always belonged there. Be it in a raga duo with Indian guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, with a jazz big band, or in front of a symphony orchestra, the voice of his cello is instantly recognizable.

Svante Henryson grew up in Umeå in northern Sweden, playing at the local jazz clubs as a fourteen-year-old bass player. As a double bassist, still in his teens and halfway through music college, he became a member of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Soon after making his debut as a soloist with the orchestra he became its Principal Double Bassist. Svante was also the Principal Bass of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra led by Iona Brown.

Following that was a three-year stint as a bass guitarist with rock guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen. Stevie Wonder is also on the list of previous encounters of his Fender bass.

As a cellist, Svante Henryson has developed a unique style, taking the instrument to where it has never been before musically.

As a composer, his list of works includes two concertos for cello and one for the electric bass guitar, as well as symphonic, choral, chamber, and jazz music. Noted performers of his chamber works include Anne-Sofie von Otter, Elvis Costello, Martin Fröst and Roland Pöntinen. As an improviser, Svante belongs to the top layer of modern Scandinavian jazz musicians, working with Steve Gadd, Jon Balke, Terje Rypdal, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Wayne Krantz and Arve Henriksen to name a few.

The latest release is "Night Song" on ECM Records, a duo album with pianist Ketil Bjørnstad.

Svante Henryson currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.


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Svensk biografi

 

Svante Henryson föddes 1963 och växte upp i Umeå, där han började sin musikerbana som rock-elbasist och jazz-kontrabasist.

Efter studierna, bl.a. vid Musikaliska Akademien i Prag, blev han rekordung solobasist i Oslo Filharmonien.
Han gjorde därefter ett musikaliskt lappkast och blev elbasist med hårdrockgitarristen Yngwie Malmsteen i USA.

Numera är huvudinstrumentet cello, på vilket han är autodidakt.

Som både kompositör och improvisatör rör han sig obehindrat inom ett osedvanligt stort musikaliskt spektrum med sina tre instrument, vilket listan på samarbetspartners vittnar om: bl.a. Anne-Sofie von Otter, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Steve Gadd, Elvis Costello, Martin Fröst, Jon Balke, Roland Pöntinen, Ketil Bjørnstad, Terje Rypdal och Palle Mikkelborg.

Svante Henryson har de senaste åren allt mer ägnat sig åt tonsättandet, och har skrivit beställningsverk för både symfoniorkestrar, körer och kammarmusikensembler.

Han belönades med Årets konstmusikpris 2010 för sin Sonat för soloviolin.


(Oktober 2011)
 


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Repertoire list

 

Repertoire with orchestra:

Henryson Cello Concerto nr. 1 "Songs From The Milky Way"

Henryson Cello Concerto nr. 2

Henryson Double Concerto for cello, steel pans and string orchestra "Amorphicon"

Henryson Electric Bass Concerto

 

 


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Images

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Video

Svante Henryson & Martin Fröst: Off Pist

Svante Henryson - Jog

Svante Henryson - Night & Day

Svante Henryson - Black Run


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Online Resources

Svante Henryson website

Svante Henryson on Facebook


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