Andreas Borregaard

Andreas Borregaard is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting young accordionists. Through an extensive career as soloist and chamber musician he communicates the accordion’s fascinating qualities and palette of expressions to a wide audience. He collaborates with composers from all over Europe and is actively influencing the development of this young instrument’s use and repertoire. And through a parallel fascination with early music, he explores how the accordion can add new colours to the keyboard repertoire of the 18th century. He made his international solo debut in 2007 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing the UK-premiere of Giya Kancheli’s “Kapote” for accordion and orchestra. In 2012 he premiered Fredrik Österling’s (SE) accordion concerto ‘Endymion’, and in 2017 he will premiere a new concerto by Maja S. K. Ratkje (NO)/Kathy Hinde (UK), with the Red Note Ensemble (UK) at the renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. In 2013 he was awarded with the Danish Arts Council’s “Young Elite”-scholarship aimed to support the country’s most significant talents across all musical genres, and in 2017 the Danish Composers’ Society awarded him their “Music Prize” in recognition of his work. Since 2010 he has been teaching accordion and chamber music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and in 2017 he was appointed accordion lecturer at Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.