David Härenstam

Since completing his higher musical studies for an Advanced Diploma under Professor John Mills at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, David Härenstam has worked on a long list of CDs and radio and TV recordings. He has toured Europe and Australia both as soloist and with various ensembles, performing music that ranges from Baroque to modern art music. 

David Härenstam is known for his successful recital programs, captured on the internationally acclaimed CD ’Recital’, that made critics write "one of the leading guitarists of his generation" or as Classical Guitar Magazine (USA) simply puts it: "Technical wizardry... wonderfully delivered and hauntingly beautiful”. David combines quick wit and an easy going scene persona with deep understanding and respect for the music.

Among many successful ensembles there is the Sparf/Härenstam Duo with acclaimed violinist Nils-Erik Sparf who has recorded four CD´s together and played well over 160 concerts. The Duo Dēlinquō with Peter Fridholm (solo flutist at the Royal Swedish Orchestra), thats concentrate on contemporary music, with a CD to be realesed in 2019 with a long list of prominent Swedish composer and music written especially for this duo. The trio with cellist Andreas Brantelid that focus on the virtuoso music of Paganini and the collaboration with actress Stina Ekblad what combines the poetry of Edith Södergran with contemporary music inspired by Edith and classical music. 

David has also made seven internationally acclaimed recordings in his own name, and has participated in numerous recordings with various artists and musicians, including cellist Andreas Brantelid and pianist Bengt Forsberg, as well as actress Stina Ekblad and singer-song writer Sophie Moleta (NZ). 

In 2018 David is touring China giving both concerts and Master Classes, premiering The Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto in an arrangement for String Quartet, in his collaboration with young and talanted Treitler Quartet, as well as touring with a number of different chamber music ensembles

Reviews

"Technical wizardry... wonderfully delivered and hauntingly beautiful"

Classical Guitar Magazine,USA  


"Paganini's virtuosity is celebrated here with panache... shines in this complete collection of music"

BBC Music Magazine, UK


"David Härenstam knows it all: Perfect virtuoso technique without any weaknesses, great sound and musicality"

Guitaren, Denmark


"David Härenstam has established himself as one of the leading guitarists of his generation...a fully-fledged virtuoso..."

Musicweb International