A native of New Zealand, Henry
Wong Doe received his Doctor of
Musical Arts degree in Piano from The Juilliard School in New York, as
well as a Master’s degree from Indiana University
Bloomington. Prior to his studies in the United States, Henry received
his undergraduate degree from the University of Auckland, as well as a
performer’s Licentiate from the Trinity College of London.
Henry is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Indiana University
Pennsylvania, teaching both applied and class piano.
Henry has been a prizewinner of several international piano
competitions, including the Sydney (2000), Rubinstein (Tel Aviv, Israel
2001) Busoni (Bolzano, Italy 2002) and World (Cincinnati, 2007). He has
performed in major concert halls around the world including Lincoln
Center, New York, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv and the Sydney Opera House.
In November 2008 he made his debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall,
performing solo and interactive works for piano and computer-controlled
piano. This recital was the culmination of his research for his
doctoral dissertation “Musician or Machine: the influence of
the Player-piano and composers of the Twentieth century.”
Henry's debut album Horizon, of piano works by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr was released in August 2012 on the Trust Records label (MMT 2070), and was featured on New York's WNYC radio "New Sounds" program. This recording was also released in digital download format on iTunes, Amazon and InstantEncore.
An avid collaborator as well as solo musician, Henry works closely with
violinist Eugenia Choi, Assistant Professor of Violin at the University
of British Columbia. Together they were prize winners at the 2004
Swedish International Duo Competition. Henry also enjoys working with
dancers, having collaborated twice with the acclaimed Complexions
Contemporary Ballet company at the Joyce Theater in New York City.
Henry has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony,
Australian Chamber and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestras, and worked
with conductors Christopher Hogwood, Michael Christie, Edvard Tchivzel
and Marko Letonja. His prize winning performances at the 2000 Sydney
International Piano Competition were recorded and released on ABC
In addition to the piano, Henry studied French Horn during his
undergraduate studies in New Zealand and was a member of the New
Zealand National Youth Orchestra.