|Ft. Bend Music Center presents:|
Mr. John Hendrickson
Summer Concert Series
Come out on Sunday, August 28 from 2-4 pm and see our special guest Mr. John Hendrickson! He will be performing here at Ft. Bend Music Center for your entertainment. He will be performing Beethoven 32 Variation in C minor, Schubert Moments Musicals, Op.94, Ravel Gaspard de la nuit, and Prokofiev Sonata No. 3. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see this very talented pianist. Seats are limited so call Evie at 281-494-5885 to reserve your spot today!! Let's have the place packed!!
A native of Texas pianist, John Hendrickson delights and entertains audiences on the international level by his powerful pianism and interpretive persuasion. He is active not only as a performer but as an educator where he currently is utilizing new learning techniques with digital instruments and recordings. John is the president of the Cypress Creek Music Teachers Association and he maintains a full time competitive studio with students who are not only interested in pursuing music as a career, but students who are interested in bettering their musical skills for their own satisfaction.
During Mr. Hendrickson's decade of holding the Artist in Residence position at Houston Baptist University, he founded the Piano Trio, "Tre Voci" performing piano trios for audiences all over the world, including four conservatories in China, and at Weill Recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The former Dean of the School of Music referred to John as "an exceptionally gifted and well-respected Good Will Ambassador to Houston Baptist University and the Houston community and beyond".
As a NEA Grant recipient, Mr. Hendrickson video recorded the twenty four etudes of Chopin, which he considers to be the Bible of piano technique. Although he has a passion for the traditional piano repertoire he has a flair for the contemporary, including many premieres by present day composers. He has recorded the entire keyboard works of Paul Cooper on the CRI label which was critiqued by the American Record Guide, "Hendrickson plays with what can only be called adoration".
Through the Texas Commission for the Arts, Mr. Hendrickson was a member of the Touring roster for several seasons where he performed solo repertoire and concerti, as well as giving informances i.e., educational performances for school districts in Texas.
John was an honor graduate of Houston's Rice University Shepherd School of Music. Mr. Hendrickson received scholarships to Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara and the Adamant Festival in Vermont and participated in numerous other festivals throughout the states. He was a top prize winner in the International Leschetizky Competition in New York City and was a semi-finalist in the Toronto International Bach Competition, an event organized in memory of Glenn Gould. Mr.. Hendrickson made his New York debut at the Merkin Concert Hall.