Dale Henderson used to feel despair about the future of Bach’s music. Now he helms a global movement that has introduced Bach to thousands of people.
Artist: Dale Henderson
Described by Yo-Yo Ma as “a very gifted musician, a natural cellist,” Dale Henderson began studying cello when he was five. He enjoyed regular performances as a chamber musician, orchestra cellist, and soloist, and made his professional solo debut at thirteen with the Buffalo Philharmonic and conductor Eiji Oue. In 1993, at the invitation of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Dale attended the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland, and from 1996 to 2000 earned a Bachelor of Music at Boston’s New England Conservatory. He then studied in Paris and pursued a Master of Music at UCLA.
From 2004 to 2008 Dale served as the cello faculty at the Community Music Center of Boston, a school dedicated to making quality classical music education available to all. In 2010 Henderson founded Bach in the Subways, a solo project intended to bring classical music to new audiences. It has since flowered into a global musicians’ movement, bringing live Bach to the public in over 140 cities in 40+ countries. Dale is based in New York City and performs around the world.
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- New York, NY
Harry Dubbs Memorial Award
Framingham State College’s Christa McAuliffe Memorial Medallion for Excellence
Leonard D. Wood Memorial Award
New England Symphony Competition (Lasker Young Soloist Award)
New England Conservatory
University of California, Los Angeles