Henry Wong Doe

  • Henry Wong DoeAssociate Professor

    Piano

    Contact Information

    Cogswell 216

    h.wongdoe@iup.edu

    724-357-2393

    Courses

    Applied Piano

    Class Piano

    Piano Ensemble

    Degrees

    DMA, The Juilliard School

    MM, Indiana University

    BM, University of Auckland

    Performers Licentiate, Trinity College of London

    Biography

    A native of New Zealand, Henry Wong Doe received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano from the Juilliard School in New York, as well as a master’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to his studies in the United States, Henry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Auckland, as well as a performer’s licentiate from the Trinity College of London. Henry is currently associate professor of Piano at Indiana University Pennsylvania, teaching both applied and class piano.

    Henry has been a prizewinner of several international piano competitions, including the Sydney (2000), Rubinstein (Tel Aviv, Israel 2001), Busoni (Bolzano, Italy 2002), and World (Cincinnati, 2007). He has performed in major concert halls around the world, including Lincoln Center, New York; Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh; Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv; and the Sydney Opera House. In November 2008, he made his debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, performing solo and interactive works for piano and computer-controlled piano. This recital was the culmination of his research for his doctoral dissertation “Musician or Machine: The Influence of the Player-Piano and Composers of the Twentieth Century.”

    Henry’s debut album Horizon, piano works by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, was released in August 2012 on the Trust Records label (MMT 2070), and was featured on New York’s WNYC radio New Sounds program. His second solo recording, Landscape Preludes, a compilation album of solo New Zealand piano works, was released on Rattle Records in August 2014.

    An avid collaborator as well as solo musician, Henry works closely with violinist and fellow Juilliard graduate Eugenia Choi. Together, they were prize winners at the 2004 Swedish International Duo Competition. Henry is also a member of the IUP faculty ensemble Keystone Chamber Players; in 2013 they released their debut disc Five in the Sun on the Klavier label (K 11193). Henry enjoys working with dancers, having collaborated twice with the acclaimed Complexions Contemporary Ballet company at the Joyce Theater in New York City. 

    Henry has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber, and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestras, and worked with conductors Christopher Hogwood, Michael Christie, Edvard Tchivzel, and Marko Letonja. His prize-winning performances at the 2000 Sydney International Piano Competition were recorded and released on ABC Classics. 

    In addition to the piano, Henry studied French Horn during his undergraduate studies in New Zealand and was a member of the New Zealand National Youth Orchestra. 

    Links

    Henry Wong Doe’s website

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