Anders Danman

Short curriculum vitæ

danman2Anders Danman was born in Helsingborg, Sweden. After studying piano at the Malmo College of Music, composition and counterpoint at the University of Copenhagen and musicology at the University of Lund, Anders Danman began to focus on harpsichord playing and performance practice.

After receiving his Performer´s Diploma from the Gothenburg College of Music in 1984, he was awarded a scholarship by the Dutch government. This enabled him to continue his studies with Ton Koopman at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he pursued in depth studies of harpsichord playing, organ, historical performance practice and basso continuo.

He also took the opportunity to visit collections of historical harpsichords in The Hague, Brussels, Paris, Antwerp, Nuremberg and Berlin.

Since passing his final exams for harpsichord and basso continuo with distinction in 1987, Anders Danman has performed on international concert platforms, both as a recitalist and as a much sought-after continuo player for various ensembles.

He has given numerous recitals in Scandinavia and countries such as The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the USA. In November 2009 Anders Danman played popularly acclaimed concerts in Montevideo (Uruguay) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

He has made several recordings for the Swedish Radio Corporation and for foreign radio stations, and has appeared on numerous CDs for labels such as Kontrapunkt, Canzone, Musica Sveciæ, Chandos records and dB Productions.

He has been highly praised for his touch, which is described as lyrically sonorous and dynamically nuanced.

In 1989 he won the first prize in the ensemble class at the International Swedish Baroque Festival with the Il Concertino quartet.

As a teacher, Anders Danman has been attached to Danish music conservatories in
Ålborg, Esbjerg and Odense, and since 1990 has taught harpsichord, basso continuo and chamber music at the Malmö College of Music.

He has also been appointed onto the panel of the International Sweelinck Competition in Oude Kerk, Amsterdam in 2010.