The French-American Piano Society, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cultural ties between France and the U.S. through piano music, has teamed up with French pianist Yves Henry to offer a masterclass. The class, hosted in Hunter College and open to the public, will focus on French piano repertoire and feature talented students from the studio of Dr. Geoffrey Burleson.
Born in 1959, Yves Henry made his concert debut at 13 performing Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the Berkiner Philharmoniker. A graduate from the Paris Conservatory, where he now teaches, he was the first Western European pianist to win the Robert Schumann international Competition in Zwickau 1981 and was subsequently prized at the Casadesus Compeition (1985). He has performed and recorded at an international level.