WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 20, 2018 — West Liberty University is proud to present a solo piano concert given by internationally-known performer Henry Wong Doe at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30.
Free and open to the public, the performance will take place in the Elbin Auditorium, College Hall.
“Please join me for an afternoon of exciting and colorful piano. Professor Wong Doe’s challenging program includes the following repertoire: Haydn’s Sonata in E minor, Ginastera’s Sonata No. 1 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, an impressive tour de force and one of the most important pieces in piano literature,” said Dr. Gerald Lee. Lee is professor of piano in WLU’s College of Arts and Communication.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Henry Wong Doe has garnered top prizes, including two “Audience Favorite” awards in the Rubinstein, Busoni and Sydney International Piano Competitions.
Performance highlights include venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay Singapore, the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Performances with orchestra include the Pittsburgh Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras, under the batons of Christopher Hogwood, Mendi Rodan, Edvard Tchivzel, Michael Christie and Marko Letonja.
Doe studied at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Indiana University Bloomington before earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School in New York. His teachers have included Evelyne Brancart, Leonard Hokanson and Joseph Kalichstein. Henry is currently professor of piano and keyboard area chair at Indiana University of Pennnsylvania.
Doe has released four commercial recordings, one chamber disc for Klavier records Five in the Sun (K11193) and three solo discs on the Trust and Rattle labels. His debut solo disc Horizon on Trust Records (MMT 2070, works by Gareth Farr) was featured on WNYC radio New York as part of their New Sounds program.
His second disc, Landscape Preludes (Rattle Records, RAT-D046), was critically acclaimed both in New Zealand and the United States. His latest disc, Pictures (Rattle Records, RAT-D072 was included in the New Zealand Herald’s top 10 Classical CDs for 2017. Pictures was also nominated as a finalist (Best Classical Artist category) for the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Read more at henrywongdoe.com.