Born in Santo André, Brazil, Henrique Borges started his musical studies in 2005 in the city of Guarujá with Jamir Carlos dos Santos. In 2009, Henrique began his undergraduate studies in Piano Performance at the University of Campinas under the guidance of Dr. Maurícy Martin. In 2013, he went to Temple University to pursue his master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, studying with Maria del Pico Taylor. In 2015, he began his doctoral degree in Piano Performance at Louisiana State University under the tutelage of Michael Gurt, which he completed in 2019. In 2022, he completed another master’s degree at Louisiana State University, in Collaborative Piano, studying under Dr. Ana Maria Otamendi. In 2022 to 2023, Henrique worked with both Drs. Alexandra Nguyen and Margaret McDonald in the collaborative program at University of Colorado- Boulder.
Henrique has participated in several music festivals in Brazil and the United States, including the Festival Música nas Montanhas, Festival Música nas Esferas, Londrina Music Festival, International Music Festival SESC Pelotas, and the National Music Festival (MD), in addition to having participated three consecutive years in the Taubman Seminar in Philadelphia. Henrique has played in classes for great pianists such as Yoheved Kaplinsky, Cristina Ortiz, Jonathan Feldman, Daniel Epstein, Marcantonio Barone, Gilberto Tinetti, Ney Fialkov, Eduardo Monteiro, among others.
During both his first master’s and doctoral degrees, Henrique taught secondary piano as a teaching assistant, as well as class piano, and has kept an active private studio both in Louisiana and Colorado. He has received a full assistantship in collaborative piano at LSU and CU and performed several recitals, both solo and in collaboration with his colleagues, in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, New Roads, Boulder, and many cities in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2016, he was honored with a medal for cultural achievements by the city council of Guarujá (São Paulo).