“Truly a Master Musician”—Jim Cunningham, WQED-FM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Orange, California (August 2016).

Henry has performed on piano, harpsichord, organ or celesta with the:

Henry has also performed Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in Dm (K. 466, first movement) with the Kansas City Philharmonic during a Kansas City Regional Council of Higher Education workshop.

During high school, Henry studied piano with George Huddleston, the organist and choirmaster at Christ Church Episcopal in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Henry continued piano studies with Robert C. Anderson at Park College (now Park University) in Parkville, Missouri, as a piano performance major, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 (summa cum laude). Henry’s piano-professor line stems back to Ludwig van Beethoven, who taught Karl Czerny, who taught Franz Liszt, who taught Theodor Leschentizky, who taught Artur Schabel, who taught Stefan Bardas (a piano professor at the University of North Texas from 1954-1980), who taught Robert C. Anderson.

Henry said, “My piano professor, Robert C. Anderson, was a great influence in helping me learn how to play with expression and feeling. One lesson in particular taught me a secret to playing expressively; Robert explained, ‘You must make music with a cool head and a warm heart. When you play Chopin, you must caress the keys like you would caress a lover.’”

At the Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 2014).

Henry served as accompanist for the Polish cellist, Cecylia Barczyk, and also as accompanist for the Wheeling Symphony Chorus, the Music Hall Players at Capitol Music Hall (Wheeling, West Virginia), Pittsburgh’s Alcoa Singers, the Johnson County (Kansas City, Kansas) Park and Recreation District’s Theater in the Park, the Actor’s Prologue Company (Parkville, Missouri), as well as for various musical events at Duquesne University and the Linsley Academy (Wheeling, West Virginia).

Besides classical music, Henry is equally adept at popular music as well, and has performed at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort (Pennsylvania), and the Capitol Music Hall (Wheeling, West Virginia) where he performed with singers such as Jim Nabors. In Pittsburgh he has performed at the Duquesne Club, William Penn Hotel, Palumbo Center, Hyeholde, Green Oaks Country Club, and, in West Virginia, at the Wheeling Country Club and the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center. He also teaches piano students.

At PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2002).