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|
|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|
|Robert Schumann||Kreisleriana, op. 16|
|Sergei Prokofiev||Sonata No. 6 in A Major, op. 82|
|Tempo di valzer lentissimo|
|Sergei Prokofiev||Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16|