Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cellist John-Henry Crawford and pianist Gay Grosz in Shreveport recital at Hurley Music Bldg, Centenary College, at 3 pm Sun, March 16

John-Henry Crawford bows the cello so fluently that it is difficult to imagine that he is age 15. The young teen, a freshman at Caddo Magnet High, Shreveport, is preparing for national competitions, says Laura Crawford.

He will give a recital with pianist Gay Grosz at Hurley Music Builidng, Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College, at 3 pm Sunday.

The Shreveport lad is son of parents whose lives are extremely musical. His father, Ed Crawford, is a long-standing member of the board of directors of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. John-Henry's mother, Laura Crawford, founded Shreveport Suzuki School. She teaches violin and plays in the Shreveport Symphony.

John-Henry Crawford is a member of the Caddo Magnet Chamber Orchestra and the Arklatex Youth Symphony. He has taken advantage of national workshops, so he knows the nature of national competition.

"His aplomb and ability to portray the joy of classical music as he plays is remarkable," says Percy Joshua.

If you follow the photo link you can get a sample of his performance in a 2007 rehearsal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John Henry Crawford is not a current member of the ArkLaTex Youth Symphony. He is a former member.