Heinrich Christensen & Robert Winkley 4-Hand Piano Duets
First Church will celebrate its newly rebuilt Steinway piano in a concert of 4-hand piano performed by highly acclaimed pianist and organist Heinrich Christensen and Robert Winkley at First Church and Parish Dedham on Friday September 27th, 2019 at 7:30 pm. There will be a reception immediately following the concert in the dining room.
Christensen and Winkley will perform 4-hand piano including the Dolly Suite by Gabriel Fauré, Fantasy in f minor by Franz Schubert, Ma Mère lOye (Mother Goose) by Maurice Ravel and several compositions by Gyorgy Ligeti.
Robert Winkley is a member of First Church in Boston, Unitarian Universalist. As a member of the professional choir there since 1981 he has contributed not only as a singer, but also as a solo and collaborative pianist. He holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory; his primary studies were with Jacob Maxin, with additional work done with Patricia Zander, Terry Decima, Margo Garrett, and Irma Vallecillo. After graduation he joined the administrative staff at the conservatory where he currently serves as Registrar and Director of Institutional Research for the College. An avid gardener, he raises and judges orchids and is currently chair of the Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society.
A native of Denmark, Heinrich Christensen came to the US in 1998 and received an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance from the Boston Conservatory, in addition to degrees from conservatories in Denmark and France. He was appointed Music Director of historic King's Chapel, Boston, in the year 2000. Heinrich was a prizewinner at the international organ competitions in Odense and Erfurt and has given solo recitals on four continents. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Handel & Haydn Society, and numerous choruses in the greater Boston area. An avid proponent of contemporary music, he has premiered works by Daniel Pinkham, Carson Cooman, Graham Gordon Ramsay, and several others. He has recorded several organ and choral CDs, and Daniel Pinkhams works for solo voice and organ with Florestan.
The First Church and Parish in Dedham (View)
670 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
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