Concerts

July 17, 2022 at 1 pm: Solo graduation concert, Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music. The program includes Bach, Franck, Scriabin, and Dutilleux. The concert was simultaneous in-person and Livestream. Thanks to everyone for your support!

May 17,2022 Brahms Piano Concerto no. 1 with Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall in Seattle;

May 15, 2022 Beethoven Choral Fantasy with the Whatcom Chorale;

November 21, 2021, Livestream Solo Piano Concert: Bach, Brahms,Chopin, and Beethoven;

August 13, 2021, Northwest Focus Live radio show on KING FM 98.1, Seattle, playing Dutilleux;

July 31, 2021, Verbier Festival Academy Showcase I, Verbier Switzerland;

May 15, 2021, Participant in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Day of Music event. It was a full-day online festival with many different musicians and genres of music. My contribution included three of my recent compositions for solo piano;

https://2021.dayofmusic.ca/video/new-music-for-the-piano-by-henry-from/;

March 28, 2021, My first in-person concert since the pandemic began! The Willows Retirement Commnity, Bellingham, WA. The program included Schubert, Franck, From, and Dutilleux;

December 20, 2020, 3pm PST Livestream from Henry’s Studio. The program includes Brahms, Scriabin, and a World Premiere of my new piece for Solo Piano;

June 23 to July 26, 2020 Participant in the OnLive Concert Series. This series is presented by Awadagin Pratt, out of Cincinnati, and features faculty and students from around the world. A partial schedule of events can be found at the OnLive website. I participated in the Young Artist concert on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 6 pm EST, along with three other students. I presented my composition Chorale and Variations;

June 14, 2020, 3pm (West Coast Time) Livestream from Henry’s Studio;

January 18, 2020, 6:30 pm Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival pre-concert recital, Benaroya Hall, Seattle. On the program: Beethoven piano sonatas Op. 78 and Op. 81a (Les adiuex);

August 2, 2019, Highlights concert, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston playing the Fauré Piano Quartet no. 2;

July 10, 2019, Rockport Chamber Music Festival with Trio Savyon playing the Beethoven Ghost trio and the Henry From Piano Trio, op. 38;

November 24, 2018, Calgary Philharmonic Benefit Concert playing with Trio Savyon: Elgar, Brahms, Saint Seans, From, and Beethoven;

July 20, 2017, Morningside Music Bridge Promotional Tour: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Ashdod Israel with Trio Savyon playing Haydn Piano Trio;

Summer Academies

July 30-August 1, 2022 I will be attending Orford Musique 2022, in-person this year, and I am looking forward to studying with Sara Davis Buechner;

Verbier Festival 2021 (Switzerland) I had a wonderful time at this music festival in the beautiful town of Verbier in the Swiss Alps. Highlights of the 3-week long festival included piano lessons with Joaquín Achúcarro, Klaus Hellwig, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Sir András Schiff. I was honoured to receive the festival’s Tabor Prize for Piano. Click here to see other participating students;

Orford Musique 2021 (Orford, Quebec) Online studies with Anton Nel, Jean Saulnier, and Evelyne Brancart were terrific. I am hoping to attend in-person next summer!

Verbier Festival 2020 (Switzerland) I was accepted into Verbier 2020 to study with piano mentors Richard Goode, Sergei Babayan, Stephan Kovacevich, and András Schiff. The academy had to be canceled this summer, but the good news is that acceptances will be rolled over to the summer of 2021!

Art of the Piano 2020 (Cincinnati) This is a piano institute that is presented by Awadagin Pratt and many other fine faculty teachers. I was one of several students accepted into the academy this year: Young Artists 2020 . The face to face part of the academy has been canceled this year; however, exciting news, the institute is presenting an on-line concert series featuring live concerts by faculty and student participants. The series is called OnLive and runs June 23 through July 26th. Faculty concerts feature pianists including Garrick Ohlsson, Alexander Korsantia, Victor Rosenbaum, Simone Dinnerstein, Enrico Elisi, Boris Slutsky, Marina Lomazov, John Perry, Jim Giles, William Nabore, Vladimir  Feltsman, Jeffrey Kahane, and Olga Kern. Student concerts happen Fridays at 8pm EST. I’ll post details for the student concerts here once I have them.

Domaine Forget 2020 (Charlevoix, Quebec) I was accepted for online studies with Alessio Bax and Ilya Poletaev. (Canceled due to covid-19.)

Orford Musique 2020 (Orford, Quebec) This is summer-long academy in the beautiful Mont Orford National Park has been called “a Jewel in the Crown of Canadian Culture” and features many concerts for the general public. Unfortunately the face-to-face version of the academy had to be canceled this summer. However I am still participating in the online version and looking forward to studying with Sara Davis Buechner and Jimmy Brière. (August 2-15 and July 26-August 1)

Competitions

May 28, 2022 Co-winner in the Vancouver Academy of Music 2022 Phyllis Salter Piano Competition;

August 2021 Tabor Piano Award, Verbier Festival Academy, Switzerland;

May 2021 Bellingham Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, 1st Prize;

Good news at the end of Summer 2021! I received two 2021 SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards. One was in the Large Ensemble Category for my piece Petawawa Gorges, and the other was in the Solo Category for my piece Chorale and Variations;

My solo piano composition, Etude on Home Sweet Home, won the grand prize in the Domicile Adoré Competition run by Jeunesse Musicales Canada. Participants in this competition were asked to compose a piece based on a 6-note theme from “Home Sweet home”. In writing this piece, I aimed to convey not only the feelings of isolation and unrest, but also the comforts of staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is my recording of the piece, and sheet music is available at the Canadian Music Centre’s website;

My composition for full orchestra, Petawawa Gorges, received two exciting awards recently: (i) It was awarded an honorable mention in the 68th annual BMI Young Composer Competition and (ii) It was chosen for performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the 2020 Jean Coulthard Readings;

My composition Isle of Pic won the 2020 Canadian Music Centre’s Emerging Composer Competition and was premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Winnipeg New Music Festival in January 2020;

First Prize, 17 and under category, in the 2018 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife competition. Ravel Piano concerto at the finals;

Premieres

March 13, 2022 Premiere of Improvisation, for Solo French Horn. Played by Valerie Whitney in a virtual presentation by the Sonic Boom New Music Festival, 2022;

March 10, 2022 Premiere of Two Songs: Autumn and L’enfance at the Vancouver Academy of Music (Srinath Covilakam, Tenor, and Erin Sutton, Soprano);

Theme and Variations for Erhu and Piano. Premiered by Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm in October 2021. I composed this as part of the 2021 Elliot Weisgarber Workshops, a project of the Canadian Music Centre in BC. Audio and video recorded by Jordan Nobles. Thank you to all involved! https://vimeo.com/633158769;

Wind Quintet, Op. 67, for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn. Premiered by members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, June 7th, 2021;

Dances at the End of Time, for Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Premiered by Pacific Baroque Orchestra at the New Music for Old Instruments concert presented by Early Music Vancouver, March 24th, 2021. The trailer for the event features my composition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOgZHv7Ez-Q&feature=emb_logo;

Leaves, for solo English horn. Premiered by Beth Orson at Vancouver’s Sonic Boom Festival, March 27th, 2021:

https://vancouverpromusica.ca/pro-musica-event/sonic-boom-music-festival-march-19-28-2021-online/;

Isle of Pic for full Orchestra. Premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, January, 2020, at the Winnipeg New Music Festival;

Petawawa Gorges for full Orchestra. Premiered by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, March 2020, at the Jean Coulthard Readings;