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Mr. Henry Doktorski is one of the leading concert accordionists in the United States and a recognized figure in international classical accordion circles. As a representative of Frosinisociety America he is available for questions or ideas to promote the world of accordion. A description of, and contact form to Henry is found bellow.

Henry Doktorski was the first-place winner in the American Accordion Musicological Society Virtuoso Solo Competition (1990: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) and since then has delighted hundreds of thousands with his tasteful and sophisticated musical interpretations, including performances on accordion with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the New Philharmonic Orchestra (Glen Ellyn, Illinois), the Northwest Indiana Symphony (Merrillville, Indiana), the Loudoun County Symphony (Leesburg, Virginia), the Butler County Symphony (Pennsylvania), the Wartburg Community Symphony (Waverly, Iowa), the McKeesport Symphony (Pennsylvania), the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, the Duquesne University Contemporary Ensemble, the River City Brass Band (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, in addition to radio and television appearances.

Besides classical music, Mr. Doktorski is equally adept at popular and international music as well, and performs for private parties, receptions and special events such as Oktoberfest celebrations. His extensive repertoire ranges from Bach, Brahms and Piazzolla to Gershwin, Mancini, Deiro Brothers and Frosini, and tunes from hit Broadway musicals and Hollywood movies like The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof and Titanic.

He has recorded with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony (you can hear him on the Sony Classical hit CD Cinema Serenade with violinist Itzhak Perlman) and was the featured soloist on five compact discs.

Mr Doktorski serves as instructor of accordion on the faculties of The City Music Center at Duquesne University and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is the founder of The Classical Free-Reed, Inc. -- a non-profit educational organization devoted to the accordion and classical music. He is in demand as a recitalist and clinician and often presents concerts and workshops at national and regional accordion conventions. He has performed in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Fairbanks, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York City, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Waverly, Iowa. Doktorski also teaches accordion students, from beginners to advanced professionals.

During a radio interview on WQED-FM, Mr. Doktorski said, "I never tire of performing classical pieces on the accordion - both transcriptions and original works - for audiences, however small. It really gives me a thrill when I watch the faces in the crowd. Initially, I see indifference or scepticism or outright joking; but after the first few bars, I see amazement. Then after a minute or two, I see enjoyment. Most people simply have not been exposed to the possibilities of the instrument."

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