People >> Henrik Persson

Henrik Persson was born in Stockholm in 1976. He developed an interest in period instrument performance while at the Birmingham Conservatoire and this led to a postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music from which he graduated in 2002.

During his time at the Academy, he studied baroque and classical cello with Jennifer Ward-Clarke and viola da gamba with Richard Campbell. Henrik works with leading period instrument orchestras such as The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Gabrieli Consort, The Academy of Ancient Music, The New Dutch Academy (the Netherlands) and L'Orfeo Barock Orkester (Austria). He was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra 2002/03 and is also in constant demand as a chambermusician, having performed with the Chamber Soloists of the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Shudi, The Musical and Amicable Society and Musica Viva.