Henrik Krogsgård

Born: April 27th, 1951, Gentofte (Denmark)
Nationality: Danish

Pianist, composer, and conductor Henrik Krogsgård (full name: Henrik Krogsgård Jensen) has been a professional musician since he was seventeen years old, when he conducted the orchestra in Cirkus Schumann. He released several LPs, including ‘Henriks Dansktop favoritter’ (1972). As a vocalist, he released some duets with Grethe Sonck and in ’72, he made his TV debut, leading the orchestra in Otto Leisner’s popular TV series ‘Den gyldne pil’. With lyricist Sejr Volmer Sørensen, Krogsgård wrote musicals and revue shows. Between 1979 and 1984, Krogsgård was chief conductor at the Circusrevyen Theatre. He performed many times on national TV with the DR Radio Orchestra.

Henrik Krogsgård was the musical director of several editions of the Danish Eurovision preselection and conducted seven Danish entries in the international final between 1984 and 1992. In 1989, Krogsgård spectacularly left his place in front of the orchestra half way through the performance of Birthe Kjær’s song ‘Vi maler byen rød’ to join the background singing group behind the soloist; the rest of the song was conducted by the Swiss musical director of that year’s contest, Benoît Kaufman. Just like the 1988 effort in which he was involved leading the orchestra, ‘Vi maler byen rød’ finished third.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Henrik Krogsgård will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1984: Det' lige det
1987: En lille melodi
1988: Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'
1989: Vi maler byen rød
1990: Hallo hallo
1991: Lige der hvor hjertet slår
1992: Alt det som ingen ser