A native of the Philadelphia, oboist Henry Ward joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Oboe in June 2016. He previously served as Acting Associate Principal Oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. He has also performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand), and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He made his solo debut performing Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C Major with the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra in April 2012. He was also a featured soloist with the BPO playing the Bach Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor with concertmaster Dennis Kim in January 2017.
Henry received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center and the Music Academy of the West and has performed at the Marlboro Music and Oregon Bach Festivals. 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.