After years of calls and letters from many grateful CD listeners coping with grief and loss, pianist Henry Wiens recognized that his music had significant healing potential. He founded Quiet Heart Music in 2003 and Sharing Comfort in 2022. While Quiet Heart Music continues to use physical CDs as a means of sharing music, Sharing Comfort uses Sympathy Plus™ Cards to invite people to listen to Henry's music online.
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 Pittsburgh and have four daughters - Lora Joy, Stephanie Faith, Joanna Hope and Carolyn Grace - as well as 4 grandsons, Asher, Isaiah, Oscar and Felix.