Anxo Lorenzo is a virtuoso award-winning Galician piper who has toured extensively throughout the major European festival circuit, having featured in WOMAD, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Festival lnterceltique de Lorient, Festival do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira, Schottish Weekend, William Kennedy Piping Festival, to name but a few.
His exceedingly high octane, mesmerizing performances have left audiences in euphoria, becoming a modern entry in the lore of many of these long established events. He has been decorated with festival awards, the latest being the distinguished Folkherbst Award, and regularly features in official festival CD charts – more often completely selling out of stock before a tours end!. In addition to fronting his own band, Anxo has collaborated with such prestigious artists as Luinasa, The Chieftains, Ska-P, Tejedor, Kathryn Tickell, Michael McGoldrick, Alasdair Fraser, Fred Morrison,Daimh, The National Jazz Orchestra, lain MacDonald and more!
Anxo has introduced the gaita pipes to an extraordinarily wide array of music genres. Early in his career he co-founded the electronic fusion band, Spiritu 986, and has since merged with top tier artists across jazz, pop, rock, Indian classical, and flamenco. In addition, he has been invited to international conservatories and cultural centres to present masterclasses and performance workshops to learners and enthusiasts of alllevels. One of those rare breed of artiste entertainers, Anxo is at home among his audience,with an increasingly large and loyal following returning to hear what beyond belief sounds like!Events