Paul Henry

Adjunct Faculty - Guitar

College of Arts and Sciences

Henry has received high acclaim for his performances across the United States. Following his first Carnegie Recital Hall performance for the La Folia Series, Guitar International Magazine said, “Paul Henry thoroughly enthralled the audience.” Recently, he was featured in Guitar One Magazine as one of the top 10 guitarists in the U.S. In a series of master classes at the university of Southern California, Henry was a student of Andres Segovia. Segovia praised Henry for his “finesse and great sense of musicality with his instrument.”

His recordings, “The Romance of Spain” on the Cadenza Classics label and “The Virtuoso Guitar of Spain and Latin America” on the Centaur label have received outstanding reviews. His recording and performances scores, “The Masterpieces of Francisco Tarrega,” The Twenty Sor/Segovia Etudes” and the “Twenty-Five Melodic Etudes Op.60” by Matteo Carcassi have become staples of the guitarist’s repertoire (these are available at the Hal Leonard Corporation).

Henry’s recent projects include a recording and music publication of his own arrangements of music by the Spanish masters, ranging from the Renaissance to modern day composers. In the summer of 2007, Henry released “Echoes of Spain” featuring Spanish solos and duets performed with guitarist Arturo Guzman. He also has several other performers editions published by Hal Leonard.