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Listen: Pianist Henry Kramer LIVE from the WRTI Performance Studio

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PIanist Henry Kramer

Listen to a live performance, recorded on Friday, March 9, featuring the young American pianist Henry Kramer performing works by Robert Schumann and Maurice Ravel. A Maine native, Henry’s playing has been lauded as “triumphant” and “thrilling” by The New York Times. 



Watch it LIVE on the WRTI Facebook page!

Henry has won top prizes in many international piano competitions, including the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition, the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, and the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition. He’s appeared as soloist under the batons of such distinguished conductors as Marin Alsop, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Stéphane Denève, and Hans Graf.

A winner of Astral’s 2015 National Auditions, he’ll make his Philadelphia Center City début under Astral’s auspices on Sunday, March 11th at 3 pm.


In this performance in the WRTI performance studio, Henry chats with host Debra Lew Harder and plays from two iconic works for solo piano, Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and Ravel’s Miroirs.

Be sure to tune in to hear this engaging young artist, and hear the fascinating stories behind the music, as well as his stellar artistry. 




Robert SchumannKreisleriana -- Movement 4 (Sehr langsam

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs -- Une barque sur l’ocean, and Alborada del gracioso

Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.