Endorsed by:

YAMAHA, Aluphone

Danish Arts Counsil, Århus Kommunes kulturpulje, Wilhelm Hansen, Dansk Komponistforening, Solistforeningen 1921 a.o.

Danish percussionist Henrik Knarborg Larsen has performed as a soloist and chamber-musician all over Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Asia. He is Head of Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, where he has re-build the percussion education, based on modern principles that encompass interpretation theory, practice strategy and body and mind awareness, which he presented at PASIC Indianapolis 2009. He has recorded several CD’s, including the solo-CD "Convergence" (Classico) and this years new releases Musica Impura (Classico) and Burst (Dacapo Records). In Paris in 2007 he premiered the solo show “Les sons de l’art”, a combined theatre and contemporary music performance. Last year he acquired the position as percussionist at Århus Sinfonietta, the oldest and most prestigious contemporary music ensemble in Denmark.

The Danish Press wrote about his debute:

Something never seen and heard before – excellent virtuosity with a very clear sense of form. Electrifying the Rhythm with explosive, held back excitement.


Organizes Nordic Percussion Festival 2015 28th-31st March in Aarhus

Premiering New work for percussion, weather satelite controled church organ and electronics by Wayne Siegel in May 2015

New solo piece by Li-Ying Wu

see video in Media

Scandinatian Tour 9th-19th of october 2014: Nordic premiere of Michael Gordons great piece “Timber” for 6 percussionists.

CD-release: In memorial Axel Borup Jørgensen

22th of November

First concert with my new duo Knarborg/Torrence at Ry Højskole 26th of March. Exiting new programme: Ligeti, Simon Steen-Andersen, Teglbjærg, Sarhan, Burckhart and more.

Two new CD’s out: Voz Nueva: Musica Impura (classsico)

Duo KAPOW: Burst (Dacapo)

See video from my All Aluphone concert 30th April 2013


new pieces by Danish composers for the new Danish instrument Aluphone and the singer Laura Jayne Bowler from London.

Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg: A---lumina Elastico

Jesper Hendze: Four Pieces for Aluphone

Laura Jayne Bowler: Alphabet

Peter Bruun: The Sunflower

Royal Academy of Music Aarhus:

This year we introduced a marimba major soloistclass and several specialized lines on the Candidate, i.g. collaboration with electronic music department, modern music or an orchestra major with close collaboration with the professional SO, with whom we share wonderful buildings in the center of Aarhus.

Review from Percussive notes October 2008 issue:

Percussionist Henrik Larsen demonstrates his technical and musical command of music from Baroque to the contemporary on his solo percussion recording Convergence. His sensitive interpretation of the six parts of Bach’s ”Cello Suite No. 3” for solo marimba closely mirrors the legato texture of the cello bow, and his phrasing possesses jus the right amount of ebb and flow... Draws the listener in. Larsen concludes the recording with Xenakis’ classic ”Psappha” for solo percussion. Written in 1975, this piece for nonpitched percussion (woodblocks, bongos, toms, etc.) possesses a bombastic, yet regal weight under Larsen’s able control.
- Terry O’Mahoney