IUP music professor 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; and the Brussels Piano Festival in Belgium.

He has also 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.

Composers from New Zealand have a globetrotting champion in Henry Wong Doe. The IUP music professor has premiered new works from his native country from London to New York to Singapore and beyond. He’s also featured work by New Zealand composers on four of his seven released albums.

His latest project, Perspectives, commissioned six New Zealand composers to write short piano pieces that reflected their experiences through the pandemic. Those new works will receive their world premiere on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in IUP’s Gorell Recital Hall, a concert that will also be streamed worldwide on the IUP Department of Music YouTube channel.

"I wanted to use my role as an educator as well as a performer to promote new works by New Zealand composers."

Watch the video above to learn more about the project and about Wong Doe as a performer and educator. And don’t miss his full performance of “Arapatiki,” a composition by New Zealander Gillian Whitehead.

Music in this video includes parts of Wong Doe’s recorded performances of:

Both selections are used with the permission of Rattle Music Limited, 1 Kitchener Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025 New Zealand.