IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe’s latest solo album, Pictures, released on Rattle Records in August 2017, was named one of the top 10 classical CDs of the year by the New Zealand Herald.
William Dart, music critic of the New Zealand Herald (New Zealand’s national newspaper) ranked Pictures as number 5 in the list and wrote:
“The drawcard for many here will be the young New Zealand pianist’s energetic account of Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ but the ultimate triumph is local, with composer Eve de Castro Robinson’s ‘A Zigzagged Gaze’ offering witty and ingenious
responses to 10 New Zealand visual artists.”
Wong Doe received sabbatical leave from IUP and an external grant from Creative NZ (Arts Council of New Zealand) to record the album. The album is available on iTunes and other digital music services.
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