André van Haren was born in 1963 in Holland and currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.
He studied piano with Robert Groslot and composition with Henk Alkema. In 1990 he received a Bachelor Degree in Music in Classical Piano and Composition from the Conservatory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. His main instrument is the piano. He has been composing and arranging music for various ensembles including piano, choir, chamber ensembles and orchestra for over sixteen years.