Henoch Ronald has been increasingly recognized for his spellbinding performances and artistry. Internationally, his performances have included concerts with the Gateway Festival Orchestra in Saint Louis and Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra as well as solo recitals, which garnered high praise, in Indonesia, Thailand and the United States.
A winner of the 1995 Yamaha National Piano Competition in Indonesia, Ronald has taken many other awards, including prizes at the Thailand Piano Competition which provided him the honor to perform for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne in 1996. With the support of Jaya Suprana, he continued to study music in the United States taking on a full scholarship program. As the first recipient of the Cass Powers Special Merit Award in Piano by the Saint Joseph Area Music Teachers Association and MTNA, Ronald was on the President’s and Dean’s Honor Roll, awarded the Helen Trapp Best Performance Award consecutively for the four years study in the United States, as well as numerous other scholarship award programs.
Born in Semarang, Indonesia, Ronald began his piano study at age fifteen and gave his first public recital the following year. Within three years, he had already passed the graded Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Examinations with high distinction. Also, he was named a high distinction winner in the 1996 International Mathematics Competition for high school students in Sydney, Australia by scoring 99.9 percentile internationally. His teachers have included Jerry Anderson at Missouri Western State University; Jack Winerock at University of Kansas; Jane Allen; Tan Khoen Tjiang and Aditya J. Tulus. Ronald has appeared in master classes with Blanca Uribe, Rita Sloan, Jane Allen and Ann Schein.
Ronald was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Performance Emphasis in Piano Performance by Missouri Western State University in December 2002. Upon his return to Indonesia, Ronald founded the Clavier Music Academy in Jakarta where he taught with his eight assistants. Ever since then, numbers of his pupils had won major national competitions and some had been accepted to music schools in Taiwan, Netherland, the United States and Australia.
Amid his performing and teaching schedules, Ronald composes sporadically. As a composer, he was commissioned to write original music scores for an Indonesian movie, “Ekspedisi Madewa.”
Ronald has recorded all 24 Chopin Etudes. Recently, he produced a DVD and CD of 4 Schubert Impromptus Op. 90, 3rd Chopin Sonata, Saint-Saens Etude in the form of Waltz, and Gluck’s Melodie. Both CDs and DVDs have been released for sale. A link to a DVD trailer of his performance:
Ronald is currently on scholarships studying as a Master of Music Performance research student at the Sydney Conservatory of Music, under the guidance of Daniel Herscovitch.
These details were last updated on October 11, 2010