PHOTO CREDIT: ROY COX
2016 promises to be an exciting year as Henry Dehlinger prepares to release Heaven and Earth: A Duke Ellington Song book, his second collaboration album with international opera star Danielle Talamantes on the MSR Classics label, which they recorded in November. Featuring a collection of new arrangements of Duke Ellington standards written especially for Talamantes’ gorgeous lyric soprano voice, the album also marks Dehlinger’s debut as a jazz arranger.
Other early 2016 highlights include a return to California, beginning February 27th, and San Mateo's Crestmont Conservatory of Music for a solo concert of Spanish classical piano works by Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados and Frederic Mompou.
About Henry Dehlinger
Hailed by UK’s Gramophone Magazine for his “exquisite piano-playing” and “vibrantly colorful palette,” Henry Dehlinger is a widely acclaimed American concert pianist, recording artist, composer and music arranger. ConcertoNet.com praises him as "an experienced and versatile soloist.” MusicWeb International admires his "delicious piano playing," and Audiophile Audition applauds his "adroit and sparkling" performances. Dehlinger has appeared on some of the world’s leading stages from San Francisco’s War Memorial and Performing Arts Center to the White House in Washington, D.C. He has also appeared as featured soloist with The United States Army Chorus, special guest performer on Washington’s Embassy Row, and in concert for notable public officials, from the President of the United States to the Prince of Wales. Born in San Francisco, he quickly earned a reputation as a prodigious talent. By the age of eleven, he was performing with major orchestras under conductors such as Riccardo Chailly and Edo de Waart and operatic legends Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé and Georgio Tozzi. Dehlinger is a voting member of The Recording Academy, which awards the GRAMMYs. His critically acclaimed recordings on the MSR Classics label are available on Amazon.com, ArkivMusic, iTunes, and other music stores around the world.