A native of Philadelphia, oboist Henry Ward is currently Principal Oboe of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and previously served as Acting Associate Principal Oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. He has 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.
Henry received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center and the Music Academy of the West and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival and Oregon Bach Festival. 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.