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Dr. Hendry Wijaya, a young pianist from Indonesia, first attracted attention in 1996 when he won the Artists International's "Young Artist Piano Award" and made his critically acclaimed New York Recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. "Hendry Wijaya may well be one of the greatest pianists to come out of Indonesia today", says the Indonesian Observer.

Dr. Wijaya began his musical training at the age of two with his mother, Elly Lim. He gave his first public performance at the age of four, which was broadcast on RRI (Radio Republic of Indonesia). At the age of six, he joined the Junior Original Concert (J.O.C.); a group of composers for gifted children under the age of fifteen, selected through competitive auditions from Yamaha Music Foundation.

At the age of twelve he obtained the highest grade piano diploma (grade eight) from the Royal Schools of Music-London. A few years later, he was awarded an Advanced Certificate and the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (L.R.S.M.) Diploma in piano performance with highest distinction from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which consists of the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He was chosen to play in master classes given by world-renowned artists, such as Lillian Freundlich, Peter Frankl, Charles Rosen, Michael Ponti, Paul Badura-Skoda and Robert Weirich, among others.

In 1991, a full scholarship from the Boston Conservatory of Music brought him to the United States to further his studies. A year later he was invited to study with a renowned pianist, Constance Keene, at Manhattan School of Music as the recipient of the Dora Zaslavsky Koch piano scholarship. He was awarded Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, all from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Aside from the two scholarships above, Dr. Wijaya also received the LeBauer scholarship and Baldwin Piano Award at the Eastern Music Festival, where he appeared as a soloist with the festival’s orchestra. He was also invited to join the Aspen Music Festival, as a scholarship student of Herbert Stessin, Chairman of the Piano Faculty at Juilliard. His interest in chamber music led to his studying with such outstanding teachers as Jeanne Baxtresser, Sylvia Rosenberg, Frank Morelli, and Linda Chesis.

Dr. Hendry Wijaya is a former piano faculty at the Stecher and Horowitz School of the Arts (New York). He also served as a piano faculty and co-director at the Music Consortium of Long Island. He has successfully taught many talented students from all over the world, who now hold various important music positions. He is currently the Music Director of the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church and is the author of an advice column for Staccato, the first and only monthly music education magazine in Indonesia. He is also on the Piano Faculty of the Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton and the Advisor for the E.L.M.S. Conservatory in Jakarta. Aside from his busy schedule, he has managed to perform in many major concert halls, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Steinway Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Wheeler Opera House, Harris Concert Hall, and Jakarta Performing Arts Center. His performances have been broadcast on television and radio.

Dr. Wijaya welcomes serious inquiries from students of all ages and levels.

Contact Info:
Dr. Hendry Wijaya
Manhattan, New York (212) 563-7191, HWHW123@aol.com
Asbury Park, New Jersey (732) 776-9066, HWHW123@aol.com

Studio Location
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Manhattan, New York
(732) 776-9066