"Today’s Bechstein pianos are an unlimited source of inspiration. They allow the pianist to find exactly the right musical form of expression for every piece and every composer."
Yves Henry was born in 1959. He studied in Paris under Pierre Sancan and Aldo Ciccolini and was awarded the first prize at the 1981 edition of Zwickau's Robert Schumann International Piano Competition. Today, Henry teaches piano at Paris's music conservatory. During "Liszt Year 2011", Yves Henry played works by the great Hungarian composer on a C. Bechstein grand.
In addition to his activities as a performer and teacher, he has composed several works inspired by texts of the Corsican poet André Giovanni along with chamber music pieces.
In January 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture, received the Gloria Artis award from the Polish government for his contribution to the Chopin Year in France, and was one of the personalities to be included in the 2010 Who’s Who in France. In January 2011, he succeeded Alain Duault as President of the Nohant Chopin Festival. In the course of the 2015-16 season, he will give concerts in Germany, Japan, France, Poland, Romania, Hong-Kong and the United States and is invited to participate in the jury of the Schumann International Piano Competition in June 2016 in Zwickau.
"Today’s Bechstein pianos are an unlimited source of inspiration. They allow the pianist to find exactly the right musical form of expression for every piece and every composer. Moreover, they compel the interpreter to surpass himself and access an incredibly rich musical world, taking the audience with him."
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