Oboe Masterclass With Henry Ward
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hosts incredible guest artists each year on our M&T Bank Classics Series. We make many of these masters available to the community in our Masterclass series. These artists will work one-on-one with talented local students in front of a live audience. All events are FREE with a required reservation.
PLEASE NOTE: This masterclass will take place at the Clement House @ 786 Delaware Ave. the BPO’s new offices.
Musically advanced high school and college students are invited to apply as a performer for these classes. All applications require a private instructor’s nomination and an audio recording. Deadline to Apply: Jan. 22nd, 2019
A native of the Philadelphia area, oboist Henry Ward joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Oboe in 2016, and previously served as Acting Associate Principal Oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. He has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand), and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He made his solo debut performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C Major with the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra in April 2012. He has been featured as a soloist with the BPO in concertos by Bach and Handel, and Mozart in January 2019.
Henry received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center and the Music Academy of the West and has participated in the Marlboro Music, Oregon Bach, and the Lakes Area Music Festivals. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Boston Symphony oboists Mark McEwen and John Ferrillo followed by graduate studies wtih Eugene Izotov at Roosevelt University.