Winner of the 2015 William Petschek Recital Debut Award from The Juilliard School and second prize winner of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition, pianist Henry Kramer, a Maine native, has also earned top prizes at the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition, and the sixth China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He was also a prizewinner in the eighth National Chopin Competition in Miami and received the 2014 Harvard Musical Association Arthur Foote Award. He is a winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions.
Henry Kramer has appeared with the Belgian National Orchestra, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, and the philharmonic orchestras of Brussels, Calgary and Shanghai. He has collaborated with conductors Marin Alsop, Stéphane Denève, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Hans Graf. In 2012, he gave his European solo recital debut at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and made an unprecedented appearance in Havana, Cuba as a cultural ambassador. Festival appearances include Verbier, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, and La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest. Kramer holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music.