Meet our Musicians:

Henry Ward, oboe

A native of Philadelphia, oboist Henry Ward has been a full time substitute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since February 2014. Henry comes to Pittsburgh from Miami Beach where he was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He has also performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand) and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  He made his solo debut performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C Major with the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra in April 2012.

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 and Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida at Carnegie Mellon University.  He received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center and the Music Academy of the West and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival. 


(Updated March 1, 2015)