Five Fridays: Henry Kramer, Piano
Pianist Henry Kramer will join the Five Fridays series in presenting the third of five concerts. All ticket proceeds go to combat hunger and homeless through Face to Face Germantown and the Interfaith Hospitality Network.
About Henry Kramer
Originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, pianist Henry Kramer is a budding presence on the concert stage both nationally and internationally. His performances have been lauded as "triumphant" and "thrilling" (The New York Times) and "technically effortless" (La Presse, Montreal). A winner of Astral Artists' 2014 National Auditions, Mr. Kramer was also a top prizewinner in the 2010 National Chopin Competition, the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition, and the 2012 China Shanghai International Piano Competition, and was the recipient of the Harvard Musical Association's 2014 Arthur Foote Award. As the winner of the 2015 William Petschek Award from The Juilliard School, he makes his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in May 2015. Mr. Kramer has appeared as a soloist with the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey, in Liszt's Concerto No. 1, the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Montréal in Ravel's Concerto in G Major, and the Yale Philharmonia in Prokofiev'sConcerto No. 2. In the spring of 2012, he made his European debut in solo recital at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. An engaging chamber musician, Mr. Kramer has been featured in performances at Lincoln Center, and he has participated in the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival and in La Jolla Music Society's Summerfest. Recently, he appeared on Ravinia's Steans Music Institute tour, which included performances at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and New York's Morgan Library, as well as an unprecedented appearance in Havana, Cuba, as a cultural ambassador. Mr. Kramer holds both a Master's and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he received the Charles S. Miller Prize for the most outstanding first-year pianist. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Yale School of Music.
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