Biography

First Prize winner of the 2018 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, Henry From was named by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as one of its top Classical Musicians under 30 for 2019. Recent concert highlights include Brahms Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Seattle Symphony, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 and Ravel Piano Concerto in G with the Vancouver Academy Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart Piano Concerto no. 12 with the Ithaca Talent Orchestra. He has also been a featured performer on National Public Radio’s From the Top as well as KING FM’s Northwest Focus Live.

Henry is grateful to have studied on full scholarship at several international music festivals. For three summers, he was a student at Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he was a winner of the concerto competition in 2017. At MMB, he formed a piano trio, Trio Savyon, which has performed in Boston, Warsaw, Calgary, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival; and gave a 4-city tour of Israel in 2017. In 2021, he studied with Andras Schiff, Klaus Hellwig, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Joaquin Achúcarro at the Verbier Festival Academy. There, he was a co-winner of the Tabor Foundation Piano Award for the most promising pianist at the academy.

Henry has studied composition with Edward Top for the past six years and is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC). He was written over 70 compositions, many of which having been performed by ensembles such as the Vancouver Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Turning Point Ensemble, the Standing Wave Ensemble, and members of the Seattle Symphony. Henry is a prize-winner in the CMC’s Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition, the BMI Student Composer Competition, and the SOCAN Young Composer Competition.

At 5 years old, Henry started piano lessons with Donna Lee-Leung at the Vancouver Academy of Music. He continued his studies with Amanda Chan for 5 years. Other early teachers included Sandra Payton, Kathleen Allan, and Joseph Elworthy. Henry is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in piano performance at the Glenn Gould School under the tutelage of John O’Conor.

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