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International trumpeter and soloist, André Henry was born in 1969 at Le Cheylard, (Ardèche, France). From the age of 12, André studied the trumpet in the local orchestra, and then met Jacques Jarmasson, professor at the Avignon music conservatory.
In 1987, after a year of studies, André received the Trumpet First Prize, by unanimous decision, and , a year later, in 1988, the Piston Cornet First Prize.
1991 was a very important year for André, who met Pierre Dutot, Professor at the CNSM of Lyon. Mr. Dutot convinced André to take part in the most prestigious national and international competitions. André Henry's prize record is impressive:
1st Prize at the National Virtuoso Hopefuls Competition of the Kiwanis Club in Lyon
1st Prize for Best Trumpeter at the Rhône-Alpes Competition
Unanimous 1st Prize at the Villeurbanne National Music Conservatory
Laureate and 1st French musician at the International wind instruments Competition in Toulon
Laureate of the Maurice André competition
1st Prize of the World Competition and Special Prize for the interpretation of contemporary works
In 1996, 1st Prize of the International Musical Execution Competition of Geneva. This is the consecration of André Henry's talent (a Frenchman had won the competition 35 years earlier, it was Maurice André).
There then followed some very prestigious concerts across the world as soloist: St-Petersburg, Caracas, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, New-York, Tokyo, Porto Alegre, Paris, Davos, Munich, Peking, Shanghaï, Canton...
A number of composers have written works specifically for André: Vincente Roncero (Spain), Marc Stekart (France), Arthur Barbosa (Brazil), Ivan Jevtic (France).
From 1993 to 2000, André Henry practiced his art as Soloist Trumpeter at the Pays de Loire Orchestra, as well as assistant professor at Lyon's Superior National Music Conservatory. He currently continues his career as international soloist and teacher.
He is a Special Guest Soloist at the China Philharmonic Orchestra, et regularly goes to Asia, as well as to Brazil, Belgium, Spain and Macedonia. André gives each year Master classes for over 230 trumpeters across the world.
Andre Henry plays exclusively on STOMVI trumpets since 1996. He is also Collection Director for Billaudot Editors in Paris.