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Waltz for the Lonely - transcription for solo piano by Robert Henry Sheet music – February 13, 2012


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Robert Henry's lyricism hits the mark. He saves his most rapturous and texturally refined playing for his own transcription of Chet Atkins' Waltz for the Lonely.If you've ever wanted to know what Nashville Meets Godowsky sounds like, savor this absolutely enchanting track, as I did about a dozen times before writing this review! --Gramophone Magazine

Robert Henry's transcription of Waltz for the Lonely by renowned guitarist Chet Atkins is a fresh turn, finely nuanced and paced. --Clavier Magazine

Robert Henry's transcription of Waltz for the Lonely by renowned guitarist Chet Atkins is a fresh turn, finely nuanced and paced. --Clavier Magazine

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Robert Henry's lyricism hits the mark. Cogent shaping, dynamism, and power...inner voices decisively sing and project in his Chopin...bass lines reinforce this music s often ignored backbone...rapturous and texturally refined playing...absolutely enchanting. Gramophone Magazine (Feb. 2011)

Hailed as a consummate artist -- brilliant, formidable, effortless, and the epitome of control and poise, Robert Henry is an internationally distinguished pianist, winning universal acclaim as orchestral soloist, recitalist, accompanist, and chamber musician.

Career highlights include solo debut recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lon don's Wigmore Hall, with critics praising his flawless technique, smooth and limpid phrasing, exciting programming. He has presented concert tours of the United States, England, Nova Scotia, and Italy. A renowned collaborator and chamber musician, he has appeared with such notable conductors as Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, and Stefan Sanderling. He has presented recitals with the Pacifica Quartet, cellist Shauna Rolston, soprano Mary Ann Hart, and tenor Sergio Blasquez. In response to Hurricane Katrina, he coordinated and performed in the 2006 Pianists for New Orleans tour of the United States, raising over $100,000. He has presented concert tours of the U.S., England, Nova Scotia, and Italy.

Mr. Henry has enjoyed phenomenal success competitively, ultimately winning the Gold Medal in four International Piano Competitions. On three occasions, juries have spontaneously created special prizes to honor his performances, including Best Performance of a 20th-Century Work and Best Performance of a Commissioned Work.

In 2010, Mr. Henry released his debut CD, Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz. The recording is a collection of some of the world s best-loved melodies, including the world premiere of Alexei Stanchinsky s forgotten Nocturne from 1907. Mr. Henry was also winner of two 2010 Telly Awards for the documentary about his recording experience. In 2012, he published his own transcription of Chet Atkins' Waltz for the Lonely.

Mr. Henry earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, with additional studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Glinka Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an educator and pedagogue, Robert Henry presents lectures, masterclasses, residencies, youth concerts, and has been featured in American Music Teacher. He has served as clinician and juror for state, regional, and national MTNA conventions and competitions. Additionally, he is Assistant Director of the Atlanta Boy Choir, and he is Artistic Director of the Great Performances Concert Series in Highlands, NC.

Mr. Henry resides in Atlanta, GA.

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