Henry Wong Doe has performed in Carnegie Hall, New York, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay Singapore, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, U.K., the Sydney Opera House in Australia and Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has been a featured artist at the Busoni International Piano Festival in Bolzano, Italy, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, USA and the Brussels Piano Festival in Belgium.
Henry has performed with noted orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber, and Israel Philharmonic, and collaborated with conductors Christopher Hogwood, Mendi Rodan, Fabio Mechetti and Edvard Tchivzel. Appearances on television and radio include BBC Radio 3 (UK), ABC Classics FM and Channel 9 (Australia), Concert FM and TVNZ (New Zealand), WNYC Radio (New York), WFMT Radio (Chicago), WQED Radio (Pittsburgh), RTBF and Canal La Deux (Belgium), and Kolhamusica (The Musical Voice) Israel.
A native of New Zealand, Henry Wong Doe has performed with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Chamber Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras. Working with acclaimed conductors such as as Fabio Mechetti, Michael Christie, Piero Bellugi and Tobias Ringborg, he has performed concerti by Prokofieff, Mozart, Grieg, Stravinsky, Hindemith and Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff. The New Zealand Herald critic William Dart wrote of his performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Auckland Philharmonia: “Henry Wong Doe took on its many challenges with eases, totally unruffled by glittering passagework and bringing just the right heft to forests of chords. There was admirable restraint in the Adagio Sostenuto”. In the United States, Henry was invited to perform Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
An avid performer of contemporary music, Henry’s debut performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2008 featured solo and interactive works for piano and computer-controlled piano. Performing on a Yamaha Disklavier Mark IV, the program included the pioneering 1989 interactive work Eight Sketches – duet for one pianist by Jean-Claude Risset as well as a newly composed interactive work by New York based composed Brendan Adamson. An equally passionate supporter of new music from New Zealand, both his 2008 and 2012 recitals at Weill Recital Hall featured solo and chamber works by composer Gareth Farr.
A passionate educator as well as performer, Henry Wong Doe serves on the music faculty as Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Chair at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Henry will also be releasing his first solo and chamber recordings for the Madrid based label HR Recordings in 2022.
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