Enno Voorhorst studied with Hein Sanderink, Hubert Käppel (‘Musik- hochschule Köln) and David Russell.
In 1987 he won the first prize at the 7th International Guitar Competition in Hof (Germany) and in 1992 the Dutch Guitar Prize. In that same year the first prize at the Seto-Ohashi Competition in Japan. He played in the important Dutch venues such as Vredenburg, de Oosterpoort, de Anton Philipszaal and his solo concerts have taken him all over the world from Japan to El Salvador.
Enno Voorhorst is frequently guest at guitar festivals such as Siracusa (Sicily), San Salvador (El Salvador) San Juan (Puerto Rico), Mikulov (Czech), Istanbul (Turkey), Deajeon (Korea), Moscow (Russia) and Tokyo (Japan).
His first album featured repertoire from Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Sony 1994, Brilliant Records 2005) and earned international acclaim. This was the beginning of an International career. The Barrios specialist Rico Stover wrote about this recording: ‘ This album played by Enno Voorhorst is the best I have heard thus far’. In 2012 Jorge Morel dedicated ‘Recuerdos del Camino’ to Enno Voorhorst with a similar comment: ‘en tus manos, Dios pone el espíritu de Mangoré’.
About the album ‘Around Barrios’ from 2013 Gitarre und Laute wrote: Enno Voorhorst has once again shown his class – not by bragging with virtuosity but by musical persuasion! And also his latest album with Bach- Pärt-Desprez received outstanding critics. According to Classical Guitar this fabulous album deserves to be in everyone’s collections.
Next to his solo recitals Voorhorst forms a duo with oboe player Pauline Oostenrijk and the Russian/Mexican viola player Milhail Zemtsov. Enno Voorhorst is currently Professor at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, the Netherlands.
More information: www.ennovoorhorst.com
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