Mr Alex Henery

Lecturer in Double Bass

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Since 1998 Alex Henery has played principal double bass with the Sydney Symphony. He has performed regularly as a soloist in various music festivals, including performances of Bottesini’s Double Concerto Passione Amorosa, and Bottesini’s Concerto No.2 with the Sydney Symphony.

Henery moved to Australia from the UK and studied the bass at the Sydney Conservatorium from 1985-86 before moving to New York and later Boston to continue his studies. In 1989, he returned to the UK, where he began his professional career, working initially with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

He played co-principal bass in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in 1990 and in 1992 took up the co-principal position with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. During his time in London, he was also a regular guest principal with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many of London’s chamber orchestras.

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Briger, A., Boersma, K., Dunin, T., Henery, A., McDonald, M., McCahon, K., McBride, M., Nairn, R., Vigilante, C., Australian World Orchestra. (2016). The Witching Hour: Concerto for 8 double basses and orchestra. Australian World Orchestra 5th Anniversary Concert. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Australian World Orchestra and Sydney Opera House (co-presentation).
  • Henery, A. (2012). Act 1: 1. Clancy of the Overflow. 2. Mulga Bill's Bicycle. 3 A Bush Christening. 4. A singer of the Bush. 5. The Water Lily. 6. The Packhorse Drover 7. The Australian Sunrise. Act 2. 2. The Ships' Ditty. 3. The Ant Explorer. 4. Around the Boree Log. 5. The Music of Your Voice 6. The Man from Ironbark 7. My Country Australia. My Country Australia. Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia: Royal Flying Doctors, Australian Business Foundation.
  • Henery, A., Celata, F., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). 1. The Chairman Dances 2. The Creation of the World; 3. Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. Rhapsody in Blue. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Cotton Tail. Nigel Kennedy and the Sydney Symphony Tour. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Divine Dances - Scriabin. Divine Dances - Scriabin. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2010). Rhapsody in Blue. Rhapsody in Blue. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Caetani, O., Olding, D., Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Symphony no.45 in F sharp minor (Farewell). Music on the Brink. Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Pedersen, G., Henery, A., Korfker, B., Imai, N., Selby, K. (2009). 13. Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout', D. 667. Australian String Academy 2009 Summer Program Evening Concert. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Australian String Academy.
  • Evans, A., Henery, A., Prussing, R., Sullivan, L., Curl, J. (2009). Hero, A Korean Musical. Hero, A Korean Musical. Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, Australia: Click Track Music Enterprises.
  • Peelman, R., Kremer, G., O'Brien, O., Smiles, J., Henery, A., Eckersley, D., Du Blet, G., Constable, T., Ughetti, E., Tomlinson, V., et al (2009). Song of the Yarra. Melbourne Recital Centre Opening. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Recital Centre.
  • Henery, A., Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Hill, J., Brigden, T., Oetomo, R. (2008). 1. Free Dance 2. Raspodie Espagnole 3. introduction et Allegro 4. La Valse 5. Symphonic Dances. Cocktail Hour Recital Series. SCM, Sydney, Australia: SCM.
  • Primrose, E., Muir, J., Riedel, D., Ferris, P., Draeger, C., Hanic, J., Celata, F., Jacks, B., Yoshimoto, N., Ziegler, F., Williams, J., Henery, A., et al (2008). 1. Trio 2. 3 Songs for Soprano and Piano: Winter Willow Music; Thoughts at Dusk; Sunrise by the Sea 3. 3 Pieces for Flute and Piano: Marsh Birds; Evening under the Hill; Nocturne 4. Fantasy Trio in B minor. The Vision of Mary MacKillop. Shore School Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: The Mary MacKillop Foundation.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from west Side Story for 2 Pianos and Percussion. Cocktail Hour Recital Series: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Henery, A., Campbell, D. (2008). Duos for Double Basses: 1.Lament 2.Parade of the Politically Prudent Pig 3.Kibbles and Kibitz 4.Rush Hour. Joyes Hall, Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, Australia: CSU.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Free Dance. Cocktail Hour Recital Series: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Smith, W., Chilmade, K., Oswell, S., Henery, A., McSullea, M., Bogosavljevic, S., Griffiths, D. (2008). Lullaby & Doina; 1.Sonata for piano and cello No.4 in C major Op.102 No.1, 2.Thema and Variations for Clarinet and Piano, 3.Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet and piano, 4.Piano quintet in A major, D.667, Op.114, "The Trout". BMW Edge, Melbourne, Australia: Ensemble Liaison and Friends.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Ravel Introduction & Allegro for two pianos. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Ravel: La Valse. Cocktail Hour Recital Series: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole for Two Pianos and Percussion. Cocktail Hour Recital Series. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Richter, G., Talmacs, T., Cho, M., Henery, A., Carrigan, J. (2007). 1.Adagio from Sonata G major Op.78 2.Quartet Eflat major Op.16 3.Quintet A major, D667/Op.114. Sydney Schuber Society Inc. presents Schubertiade 328. Goethe Institute, Woollahra, NSW, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Scubert Society Inc.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2005). Brahms Piano trio Opus 8, Schubert string quartet in d, "Death and the Maiden". Riverina Playhouse, RSSS, Australia: RSSS.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A. (2005). Mendelssohn Octet, Rossini String Sonata in C. CSU Convention Centre, Wagga Wagga, Riverina Summer School for Strings, Wagga Wagga, Australia: Riverina Summer School for Strings.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2005). Schulthorpe: Landscape 2 for piano quartet. Riverina Playhouse, RSSS, Wagga Wagga, Australia: RSSS.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2005). Schumann piano quartet Opus 47, Dvorak string quintet, Scubert string quintet opus 163. Riverina Playhouse, RSSS, Australia: RSSS.
  • Richter, G., Hoy, J., Benedict, R., Pedersen, G., Blake, S., Henery, A., Doherty, D., McCorkill, C., Walker, D., Jacks, B. (2005). Spohr: Duo, Nonet, Schubert Quintet. Sensational Sunday Series. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: SCM.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Henery, A. (2012). Biohazard 6 Original Soundtrack, CD, Japan: CAPCOM CO LTD.
  • Powell, J., Pink., Williams, R., Crook, O., Henery, A. (2011). Happy Feet Two: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, CD & DVD, Los Angeles, United States of America: Warner Bros and Sony Music.
  • Gerrard, L., Di Francisco, M., Henery, A. (2011). Burning Man, DVD 9017, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Transmission.
  • Gordon, C., Henery, A., Ziegler, F. (2011). 1. Stranger in Town 2. Romantic Evening (piano) 3. Roadside 4. In the House 5. Romantic Evening (strings) 6. The Axe, the Gun and the Slap 7. The End 8. Ward 13. On Crawl Ward 13, CD, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Magic Fire Music.
  • Ashkenazy, V., Dauth, M., Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Mahler Symphony No.1. On Mahler, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Evans, A., Sullivan, L., Heinrichs, A., Prussing, R., Henery, A. (2009). CLone Wars, Burbank, United States of America: Warner Bros..
  • Henery, A., Tedeschi, S., Allen, J., South, P., Pratt (nee Eddington), A. (2009). 13. Freedance. On Mao's Last Dancer, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sony Australia.
  • Henery, A. (2009). Knowing. On Soundtrack to the movie 'Knowing', Sydney, Australia: Sydney Scoring Officer.
  • Dean, B., Young, S., Wolf, H., Symphony Orchestra, S., Henery, A. (2008). 1. Viola Concerto 2. Twelve Angry Men for Twelve Cellos 3. Intimate Decisions for Solo Viola 4. Komarov's Fall - Music for Orchestra. On , CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony.
  • Henery, A., Gelmetti, G., Symphony Orchestra, S., Cantillation, C., Taliento, A., Pascu, I., Ommens, A., Vignali, L., Doherty, D., Pryor, S., et al (2008). Song of Life: 1.Stella Matutina 2.Imagination 3.Jeux 4.La Purificazione 5.Amore 6.Algos 7.LOblio 8.Espoir 9.Je Congnoys 10.Commiato. On , CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony.
  • Henery, A., Sydney Scoring Orchestra. (2007). Walking with dinosaurs - the live experience, CD, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.
  • Henery, A., Boersma, K., McCahon, K., Eckersley, D. (2005). Chamber of Horrors: Charleston Noir for 4 basses. On Chamber of Horrors, CD, Sydney, Australia: Tall Poppies.

2016

  • Briger, A., Boersma, K., Dunin, T., Henery, A., McDonald, M., McCahon, K., McBride, M., Nairn, R., Vigilante, C., Australian World Orchestra. (2016). The Witching Hour: Concerto for 8 double basses and orchestra. Australian World Orchestra 5th Anniversary Concert. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Australian World Orchestra and Sydney Opera House (co-presentation).

2012

  • Henery, A. (2012). Biohazard 6 Original Soundtrack, CD, Japan: CAPCOM CO LTD.
  • Henery, A. (2012). Act 1: 1. Clancy of the Overflow. 2. Mulga Bill's Bicycle. 3 A Bush Christening. 4. A singer of the Bush. 5. The Water Lily. 6. The Packhorse Drover 7. The Australian Sunrise. Act 2. 2. The Ships' Ditty. 3. The Ant Explorer. 4. Around the Boree Log. 5. The Music of Your Voice 6. The Man from Ironbark 7. My Country Australia. My Country Australia. Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia: Royal Flying Doctors, Australian Business Foundation.

2011

  • Powell, J., Pink., Williams, R., Crook, O., Henery, A. (2011). Happy Feet Two: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, CD & DVD, Los Angeles, United States of America: Warner Bros and Sony Music.
  • Gerrard, L., Di Francisco, M., Henery, A. (2011). Burning Man, DVD 9017, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Transmission.
  • Gordon, C., Henery, A., Ziegler, F. (2011). 1. Stranger in Town 2. Romantic Evening (piano) 3. Roadside 4. In the House 5. Romantic Evening (strings) 6. The Axe, the Gun and the Slap 7. The End 8. Ward 13. On Crawl Ward 13, CD, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Magic Fire Music.

2010

  • Henery, A., Celata, F., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). 1. The Chairman Dances 2. The Creation of the World; 3. Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. Rhapsody in Blue. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Cotton Tail. Nigel Kennedy and the Sydney Symphony Tour. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Divine Dances - Scriabin. Divine Dances - Scriabin. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony.
  • Ashkenazy, V., Dauth, M., Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Mahler Symphony No.1. On Mahler, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2010). Rhapsody in Blue. Rhapsody in Blue. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Caetani, O., Olding, D., Henery, A., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). Symphony no.45 in F sharp minor (Farewell). Music on the Brink. Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

2009

  • Evans, A., Sullivan, L., Heinrichs, A., Prussing, R., Henery, A. (2009). CLone Wars, Burbank, United States of America: Warner Bros..
  • Henery, A., Tedeschi, S., Allen, J., South, P., Pratt (nee Eddington), A. (2009). 13. Freedance. On Mao's Last Dancer, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sony Australia.
  • Pedersen, G., Henery, A., Korfker, B., Imai, N., Selby, K. (2009). 13. Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout', D. 667. Australian String Academy 2009 Summer Program Evening Concert. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Australian String Academy.
  • Evans, A., Henery, A., Prussing, R., Sullivan, L., Curl, J. (2009). Hero, A Korean Musical. Hero, A Korean Musical. Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, Australia: Click Track Music Enterprises.
  • Henery, A. (2009). Knowing. On Soundtrack to the movie 'Knowing', Sydney, Australia: Sydney Scoring Officer.
  • Peelman, R., Kremer, G., O'Brien, O., Smiles, J., Henery, A., Eckersley, D., Du Blet, G., Constable, T., Ughetti, E., Tomlinson, V., et al (2009). Song of the Yarra. Melbourne Recital Centre Opening. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Recital Centre.

2008

  • Henery, A., Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Hill, J., Brigden, T., Oetomo, R. (2008). 1. Free Dance 2. Raspodie Espagnole 3. introduction et Allegro 4. La Valse 5. Symphonic Dances. Cocktail Hour Recital Series. SCM, Sydney, Australia: SCM.
  • Primrose, E., Muir, J., Riedel, D., Ferris, P., Draeger, C., Hanic, J., Celata, F., Jacks, B., Yoshimoto, N., Ziegler, F., Williams, J., Henery, A., et al (2008). 1. Trio 2. 3 Songs for Soprano and Piano: Winter Willow Music; Thoughts at Dusk; Sunrise by the Sea 3. 3 Pieces for Flute and Piano: Marsh Birds; Evening under the Hill; Nocturne 4. Fantasy Trio in B minor. The Vision of Mary MacKillop. Shore School Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: The Mary MacKillop Foundation.
  • Dean, B., Young, S., Wolf, H., Symphony Orchestra, S., Henery, A. (2008). 1. Viola Concerto 2. Twelve Angry Men for Twelve Cellos 3. Intimate Decisions for Solo Viola 4. Komarov's Fall - Music for Orchestra. On , CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from west Side Story for 2 Pianos and Percussion. Cocktail Hour Recital Series: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Henery, A., Campbell, D. (2008). Duos for Double Basses: 1.Lament 2.Parade of the Politically Prudent Pig 3.Kibbles and Kibitz 4.Rush Hour. Joyes Hall, Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, Australia: CSU.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Free Dance. Cocktail Hour Recital Series: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Smith, W., Chilmade, K., Oswell, S., Henery, A., McSullea, M., Bogosavljevic, S., Griffiths, D. (2008). Lullaby & Doina; 1.Sonata for piano and cello No.4 in C major Op.102 No.1, 2.Thema and Variations for Clarinet and Piano, 3.Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet and piano, 4.Piano quintet in A major, D.667, Op.114, "The Trout". BMW Edge, Melbourne, Australia: Ensemble Liaison and Friends.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Ravel Introduction & Allegro for two pianos. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Ravel: La Valse. Cocktail Hour Recital Series: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Ricci, N., Leske, C., Pratt, D., Brigden, T., Hill, J., Henery, A. (2008). Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole for Two Pianos and Percussion. Cocktail Hour Recital Series. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Henery, A., Gelmetti, G., Symphony Orchestra, S., Cantillation, C., Taliento, A., Pascu, I., Ommens, A., Vignali, L., Doherty, D., Pryor, S., et al (2008). Song of Life: 1.Stella Matutina 2.Imagination 3.Jeux 4.La Purificazione 5.Amore 6.Algos 7.LOblio 8.Espoir 9.Je Congnoys 10.Commiato. On , CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony.

2007

  • Henery, A., Sydney Scoring Orchestra. (2007). Walking with dinosaurs - the live experience, CD, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.
  • Richter, G., Talmacs, T., Cho, M., Henery, A., Carrigan, J. (2007). 1.Adagio from Sonata G major Op.78 2.Quartet Eflat major Op.16 3.Quintet A major, D667/Op.114. Sydney Schuber Society Inc. presents Schubertiade 328. Goethe Institute, Woollahra, NSW, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Scubert Society Inc.

2005

  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2005). Brahms Piano trio Opus 8, Schubert string quartet in d, "Death and the Maiden". Riverina Playhouse, RSSS, Australia: RSSS.
  • Henery, A., Boersma, K., McCahon, K., Eckersley, D. (2005). Chamber of Horrors: Charleston Noir for 4 basses. On Chamber of Horrors, CD, Sydney, Australia: Tall Poppies.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A. (2005). Mendelssohn Octet, Rossini String Sonata in C. CSU Convention Centre, Wagga Wagga, Riverina Summer School for Strings, Wagga Wagga, Australia: Riverina Summer School for Strings.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2005). Schulthorpe: Landscape 2 for piano quartet. Riverina Playhouse, RSSS, Wagga Wagga, Australia: RSSS.
  • Pini, C., West, E., Davis, P., Pfeiffer, T., Gould, J., Hazelwood, J., Pedersen, G., Woolhouse, R., Henery, A., Young, T. (2005). Schumann piano quartet Opus 47, Dvorak string quintet, Scubert string quintet opus 163. Riverina Playhouse, RSSS, Australia: RSSS.
  • Richter, G., Hoy, J., Benedict, R., Pedersen, G., Blake, S., Henery, A., Doherty, D., McCorkill, C., Walker, D., Jacks, B. (2005). Spohr: Duo, Nonet, Schubert Quintet. Sensational Sunday Series. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: SCM.

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