Henrique Eisenmann

Henrique Eisenmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Music and Art

EMAIL: heisenmann@bmcc.cuny.edu


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“To what degree can I challenge your perception of melody, of tonality, of pulse? Maybe the joy of art is exactly to focus on these less expected pathways, these new directions filled with surprise and excitement.”

Drawing inspiration from different world genres, chants, voices, poems and animal sounds, Henrique Eisenmann is changing the paradigm of contemporary improvisation, creating an original musical universe that is powerfully inventive, authentic and accessible to anyone

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Eisenmann has always been intrigued with the idea of translating different musical sonorities to the piano. Eisenmann focuses on unique collaborations with artists from all different fields: dancers, poets, and actors. Among his latest releases, the 2017 album “The Free Poetics of Henrique Eisenmann” (Red Piano Records) has drawn unanimous praise from critics across the world. Eisenmann has performed in numerous international jazz festivals and has worked with dozens of outstanding musicians such as Gunther Schuller, Luciana Souza, George Garzone, Matti Caspi and Tom Zé. His doctoral thesis explored the idea of free improvisation as an international phenomenon. Henrique is a faculty member at The Juilliard School (NYC) and the New England Conservatory in Boston.


Jazz Piano

Jazz Brazilian Ensemble


M.M. and D.M.A. in jazz performance, New England Conservatory. Recordings on Red Piano Records.

B.M. in Popular Music, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (BRA)

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Selected Solo Albums:

Notes for Pina Bausch (2014)

Choro Bastardo (2014)

Festa da Cumieira (2009)


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Additional Information

website: http://henriqueeisenmann.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/henriqueeisenmannpiano