My name is Andreas Borregaard. I play the classical accordion.
The accordion is an instrument that few people link to classical music.
So maybe I’m not really a classical musician. Maybe I’m simply a musician. Or maybe I’m an artist – after all, classical music is nothing but an amazing art form that has existed for more than 1000 years.
I decided to become a musician after an overwhelming experience. It was during my first years at the music academy in Copenhagen, it was whilst working on a piece by the Danish composer Bent Sørensen, at a time when I was still uncertain of where I was going in my life. But after I truly felt what music was all about, I didn’t really look back.
The feeling of reaching the core of music still makes me blushingly happy. And it seems to be the highest privilege to share this feeling with other people.