Yves Henry

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.

Yves Henry plays Liszt

Probably the earliest CD for the Liszt Year 2011 appeared in summer 2010 at the company Euro Piano in Japan. Yves Henry, born 1959, who studied with Pierre Sancan and Aldo Ciccolini in Paris and now teaches at the conservatory in Paris, plays on a C. Bechstein grand piano the Dante Sonata, the second ballad, Vallée d'Obermann and Petrarca Sonnets. It reminds us how Liszt rightly valued instruments by Carl Bechstein.