The winner of the Second Prize at the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition
and the 2015 William Petschek Recital Debut Award from The Juilliard School,
pianist Henry Kramer is establishing himself as one of the most exciting
American musicians of his generation. His performances have been praised by
critics as “triumphant” and “thrilling” (The New York Times), and “technically
effortless” (La Presse, Montreal). A Maine native, Mr. Kramer has also earned
top prizes in the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, the 2011
Montreal International Music Competition.
He is a winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions.
Henry has been invited to play with orchestras across the globe
including the National Belgian Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Calgary
Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara,
Turkey, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Montreal, and the Yale
Philharmonia. He has soloed under the
batons of preeminent conductors Marin Alsop, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Hans Graf,
and Stéphane Dénève.
Mr. Kramer has been a guest performer in recitals at Portland Piano
International (Oregon), The Cliburn Foundation, and the National Chopin
Foundation in Miami and in important such as Carnegie Hall (Zankel and Wiell),
Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Queen Elizabeth Hall in Antwerp (Belgium) and Bozar
in Brussels. Deeply committed to the chamber music repertoire, he has been
featured in performances at Lincoln Center, Ravinia, [email protected], and the
Verbier Festival. He has performed with
Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, and Karine Deshayes. His debut recording of Liszt’s Oratorio
Transcriptions was released in 2017 on the Naxos Label.
Mr. Kramer holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree from The
Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. He is currently the Associate Professor of
Piano at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Dance and Music.