Pianist Gayle Martin Henry will be the featured concert artist at Hiram College’s 2012 Watson Memorial Concert on Wednesday evening, April 4, at 7:30. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Hayden Auditorium, 11715 Garfield Road, Hiram, Ohio.
Henry’s program will perform works by Debussy, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Villa-Lobos. A reception will be held immediately after the concert in the Kennedy Center lounge, directly across the street from Hayden Auditorium.
On April 5, Henry will present a master class from 12:15-1:15 in Frohring Recital Hall, 11746 Dean Street, Hiram, Ohio. This event is also free and open to the public.
Gayle Martin Henry has had a distinguished career as a concert pianist, achieving international prominence as the sole American laureate of the sixth International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, and only the third American woman ever to reach the finals.
In reviewing her solo Alice Tully Hall concert at Lincoln Center, The New York Concert Review reported that she created “a truly magical atmosphere… and made this listener smile with pleasure.” Following her performance last October of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with the Ridgefield Symphony, the critic Courtenay Cauble wrote, “Gayle Martin Henry has it all. The depth of feeling is always there…because she makes the music her own and then communicates it, as any real artist must learn to do. Her performance was both brilliant and moving, and always beautiful.”
A native Texan, Gayle Martin Henry was one of the very last students of the famous pedagogue Mme. Rosina Lhevinne at the Juilliard School, where she was awarded the prestigious Josef Lhevinne Prize. She holds the M.A. degree from New York University.
For more information about this concert, please call 330.569.5298.