Henry Ward, BPO Principal Oboist
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 with Eugene Izotov at Roosevelt University.