Kramer, Henry Thomas

KRAMER, Henry

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Originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, pianist Henry Kramer has been featured in concert at some of the world’s great concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Shanghai Concert Hall, and Montreal’s Place des Arts. A regular soloist with orchestra, Henry has appeared with the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara Turkey, the Portland Symphony Orchestra in his home state, the Yale Philharmonia, and the Orchestre Métropolitain du Montreal. As a chamber collaborator, he has been featured at the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest and the Steans Institute at Ravinia. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WMFT Chicago, WQXR in New York City, CBC Radio-Canada, and online at MEDICI.TV.

He was a top prizewinner in the 2010 National Chopin Competition and the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition. In 2012, Henry garnered the top prize and prize for the Best Performance of Strauss Lieder at the 6th China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He is also this year’s recipient of the Harvard Musical Association’s prestigious Arthur W. Foote Prize.

Henry holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Robert McDonald and Julian Martin. He currently is pursuing doctoral studies with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, where he received the Charles S. Miller Prize for most outstanding first year pianist.

HENRY THOMAS KRAMER  
PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE  
Franz Joseph Haydn        Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:49
  Allegro
  Adagio cantabile
  Finale – Tempo di Minuet
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52
PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO  
Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971
Maurice Ravel Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit
Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Books I and II, op. 35
SEMI-FINAL ROUND  
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana, op. 16
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A Major, op. 82
  Allegro moderato
  Allegretto
  Tempo di valzer lentissimo
  Vivace
FINAL ROUND  
Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16