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Dale Henderson founded Bach in the Subways in 2010 as a solo project to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers. It has since flowered into a global musicians’ movement, bringing live Bach to new audiences in over 140 cities in 40+ countries. Henderson is based in New York City and performs around the world.

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.

Described by Yo-Yo Ma as “a very gifted musician, a natural cellist,” Dale Henderson began studying cello when he was five. With principal teachers Debbie Thompson, Mark Churchill, Alan Fletcher, Andrés Díaz, Colin Carr, Benjamin Zander, and Laurence Lesser, Henderson enjoyed regular performances as a chamber musician, orchestra cellist, and soloist. He also studied and performed extensively with conductor Eiji Oue, with whom Henderson made his professional solo debut at thirteen with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Other highlights of their work included solo and chamber music recitals at Boston’s Gardner Museum, and performances of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major in Tokyo. In 1992, after performing privately for Sir Yehudi Menuhin at Oue’s behest, Menuhin wrote: “I was expecting to hear beautiful cello playing from what Eiji said and I was not disappointed.” Menuhin subsequently invited Henderson to attend the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland, which he did in 1993. From 1996 to 2000 Henderson earned his Bachelor of Music at Boston’s New England Conservatory, and from 2000 to 2001 studied privately with Philippe Muller in Paris. Dale also pursed a Master of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Henderson has soloed with the the Buffalo Philharmonic in New York, the Erie Philharmonic in Pennsylvania, and in Massachusetts with the Marlboro Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, Indian Hill Symphony, Newton Symphony Orchestra, Mozartium Chamber Orchestra, New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra.

Dale was 1st Prize recipient of the 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), Wellesley Symphony Competition, Springfield Symphony/Musicorda Competition, New England Philharmonic Competition, Marlboro Symphony Competition, Indian Hill Symphony Competition, and the Philharmonic Society of Arlington Competition. He also participated in the Greenwood, Musicorda, Kneisel Hall, Aspen, Taos, and Banff music festivals.

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.

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“a very gifted musician, a natural cellist...” Yo-Yo Ma
“I was expecting to hear beautiful cello playing from what Eiji [Oue] said and I was not disappointed.” Sir Yehudi Menuhin
“played... with a particularly affecting directness, honesty and simplicity.” Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
“beautiful playing ...unblemished artistry.” Ellen Pfeifer, Boston Herald
“an outstanding musical artist ... I have seldom come across an artist with as much potential as Dale has.” Roman Totenberg
“Dale is one the most naturally gifted musicians I have known. ... as a soloist [he] truly stands apart ... I would especially mention his solo Bach.” Alan Fletcher, President and CEO of Aspen Music Festival and School
“Dale played with total commitment, a warm sound, lyrical musicality, and virtually flawless intonation ... His playing has a deep intensity that comes from his core.” Eric Edberg
“a terrific talent ... instinctively musical ... [Dale] possesses a spontaneously vivid imagination that allows him to venture wherever the moment dictates - a rare and enviable quality!” Colin Carr