Born in Oberwesel / Rhine (Germany), André Henrich studied the lute with Konrad Junghänel at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, where he gained his diploma in music teaching in 1998 and finished his studies with the performing artist diploma in 2000.
Based in Paris since 2002, he perfoms today as a soloist as well as a continuo player and chamber music partner, with ensembles of international reputation (e.g. Les Arts Florissants, La Simphonie du Marais, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Les Folies Françoises, Le Banquet Céleste, Opera Fuoco and Fuoco e Cenere etc.). He participated in more than 40 CD-recordings.
As a soloist, André perfoms on various types of lutes, with a repertory reaching from the early 16th to the 18th century, with a special interest in the italian repertory around 1600, the french lute-school of the 17th century as well as the music of Silvius Leopold Weiss. In addition to that he took part in several first performances of contemporary music with lute or theorbo. He has presented solo-recitals at the Concertgebouw of Bruges, the Western Music Forum in Hyderabad, India, the Muziekbiennale Niederrhein, in Poznan/Poland, the Telemann-Zentrum Magdeburg, Gemany, and in Japan.
André teaches the luth and the theorbo at the conservatory of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés and at the Pôle Sup 93, Aubervilliers / La Courneuve.