John Henry Crawford


John Henry Crawford

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April 28th at 7pm Cellist John Henry Crawford performs with Victor Santiago Asuncion

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Friday, April 28th will feature John Henry Crawford accompanied by Steinway artist, Victor Asuncion.

Program Selections

Benjamin Britten: Sonata in C, Op.65
Van Parys: Chaconne for cello and piano
F. Schubert Arpeggione
F.Poulenc - Sonate Pour Violoncelle et Piano


John-Henry Crawford, 22 year old cellist from Shreveport, LA, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of New York Philharmonic and Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri Quartet. John-Henry held the Nina and Billy Albert Fellowship at Curtis. He was accepted at age 15 and served as principal cellist of the Curtis Orchestra during his senior year.  Crawford has appeared internationally as soloist and collaborative artist and recently was one of three U.S. cellists to participate in the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition in Russia.  

Crawford made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2011 following his first prize win in the Greenfield Concerto Competition, receiving praise from the Philadelphia Inquirer stating he “projected polished charisma and a singing sound…”  He has performed in a potpourri of venues including the Louvre in Paris, has been featured twice with Christopher O’Riley on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” show, and has given concerts in 20 states as well as Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Crawford has been featured as concerto soloist with such orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Rapides Symphony, Mesquite Symphony, and has been a top prize winner in numerous competitions including the Lynn Harrell Competition of the Dallas Symphony, Music Teachers National Association, and Kingsville International. He was accepted at the prestigious Verbier Academy in Switzerland where he was the only American cellist of eight selected world-wide.