Like the Bandoneon, Lothar Hensel was born in the region of Niederrhein. Lothar Hensel studied the bandoneon in Buenos Aires and Paris with famous tango musicians, amongst them Juan José Mosalini, Dino Saluzzi, Nestor Marconi. He is now one of the most sought after bandoneon soloist in the music world. He has been performing with very well known symphony orchestras, amongst them the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. The press is always fascinated by his virtuosity and intens expressiv way of playing:
"His fingers ran skillfully all over the amazing number of keyes on his bandoneon, at times with strong rhythm accents and virtuosity, at other times with a mysterious calm he would transport the audience into the fascinating world of South America."
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung -
Through his experience with arranging music for several groups, he has discovered the medium of composition. His works for his own ensembles, soon became compositions for big Orchestras.
Lothar Hensel’s biggest challenge as a performer, is still his Concertos for Bandoneon, which he wrote for himself. He combines traditional tango elements with Modern Music. The soloist demands a grate energy, which goes to the limits of his physical as well as mental performing skills. A challenge that Lothar Hensel likes to take part.