Enno Voorhorst

Hoofdvakdocent gitaar (afdeling Klassieke Muziek)

Enno Voorhorst, born in The Hague in 1962, grew up in a family of musicians. He took lessons with Hein Sanderink, Hubert Käppel and David Russell. In Germany in 1987 he won the first prize at the 7th guitar competition in Hof, after which a number of prizes followed including the Netherlands guitar prize in 1992 in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and in the same year the first prize at the Seto-Ohashi competition in Japan. Meanwhile, he was invited to give concerts in places such as El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Japan, Austria, Poland, England, Russia and Germany.

His first CD with works by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Sony 1994) received great critical acclaim. Roberto Brocamonte, himself a student of Barrios, said of this recording, "Enno's tremolo is fully accomplished. In his interpretation it seems as if 'The Indian of Paraguay' had written it specially for his hands." Rico Stover, a prominent Barrios expert, wrote, "The CD Agustín Barrios Mangoré played by Enno Voorhorst is the best that I have heard thus far."

After this various CDs have been released. A recording of Bach was recently given its worldwide release on the NAXOS label. A sequel to the Barrios CD will also be released by this company. Enno Voorhorst is guitar teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.