After years of calls and letters from many grateful CD listeners coping with grief, chronic pain and Alzheimer’s, pianist Henry Wiens recognized that his music had significant healing potential and founded Quiet Heart Music in 2003. Quiet Heart Comfort grew out of that vision as Henry wanted to share comforting music with everyone: people who still prefer CDs, increasing numbers who listen online, and many who enjoy both.
Henry's career as a pianist, arranger, and composer began in the tiny country church his father pastored in Upper Michigan. His gifts of improvisation flowered early as he began to combine traditional gospel music with many other styles. He later refined these talents by studying music theory and composition at the University of Minnesota with internationally acclaimed composers, Dr. Paul Fetler and Dr. Dominick Argento, winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Henry’s musical credits include arranging hundreds of recordings for a wide variety of artists, performing ragtime piano for “Sesame Street Live,” co-writing 3 nationally published musicals, and composing music for radio & television, as well as published choral music. Henry has recorded 8 piano solo CDs in addition to 4 albums he produced with Minneapolis "Pavarotti of Gospel", singer Robert Robinson. As a Yamaha artist, Henry's piano artistry is available for Disklavier owners at YamahaMusicSoft.com. He has performed extensively throughout the country in varied venues ranging from nursing homes to summer festivals to stadiums.
Henry and his wife, Dr. Lisa Wiens, reside in the Pittsburgh area and have four daughters - Lora Joy, Stephanie Faith, Joanna Hope and Carolyn Grace - in addition to 4 grandsons, Asher, Isaiah, Oscar and Felix.