Robert Henery, pianist

Robert Henry with piano (65K)

Acclaimed for his rare combination of musical insight, creative inspiration and dazzling technique, the American pianist ROBERT HENRY is recognized internationally as a distinguished orchestral soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.

Robert Henry's career highlights include solo recital debuts at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Washington, DC's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and London's Wigmore Hall. He has been presented in concerts, masterclasses and lectures under the auspices of the American Pianists Association, Chopin Foundation of America, National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, Strathmore Hall, the universities of Alabama, California-Berkeley, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Arkansas State University and Georgia State University. In addition to his appearances throughout the United States, Mr. Henry has performed in Canada, the United Kingdom, The Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and Russia.

Robert Henry (102K)

A renowned collaborator and chamber musician, Robert Henry has performed with eminent conductors Michael Palmer, Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano and Stefan Sanderling, cellist Shauna Rolston, soprano Mary Ann Hart, tenor Sergio Blasquez and the Pacifica Quartet. He has toured internationally with the Atlanta Boy Choir, under the direction of Fletcher Wolfe, and has accompanied the masterclasses of Jerry Hadley, Håkan Hagegård and Frederica von Stade. With Charae Krueger, he has presented the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven. Mr. Henry is also a founding member of the Summit Piano Trio, joined by violinist Helen Kim and cellist Charae Krueger.

Robert Henry has enjoyed phenomenal success in important piano competitions, ultimately winning the Gold Medal in four international competitions in the 2001-2002 season alone (Missouri Southern, New Orleans, Washington, Alfredo Barilli). These prizes stand alongside fourteen additional first place awards received throughout his career, including the Clara Wells National Competition. On three occasions, juries have spontaneously created special prizes to honor his performances, including "Best Performance of a 20th Century Work" and "Best Performance of a Commissioned Work."

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