Doktorski played a Bugari loaned by Nick Ballarini.
Henry Doktorski performed three works composed by the legendary Vaudeville star accordionist Guido Deiro during the annual Texas Accordion Association convention held in Richardson, Texas (near Dallas) on Friday, March 12, 2004. He also presented a lecture on the life and music of Guido Deiro.
His performance was well received and many audience members expressed their appreciation. Rita Davidson from West Orange, New Jersey, wrote: "Congratulations for the fine presentation of the musical works of Guido Deiro. I was very impressed with your playing and style. I look forward to hearing you perform again soon. I hope you have many more opportunities to bring the music of Guido Deiro to the public's attention. He is deserving of the recognition and attention. But YOU deserve it more!"
Sara Bichell of Dallas, Texas, wrote: "What a pleasure to meet you last weekend in Dallas where I had the pleasure of hearing your lecture on Guido Deiro and your concert performance of his music! I think you must be a reincarnation of Guido. When I watched you play, the feeling was so strong that you play with no difficulty or hesitation, that playing Guido's music is so natural to you. Watching you play I felt very touched and deeply moved. The ease with which you play is fascinating."
Norman Seaton, Founder and President of the Texas Accordion Association, wrote: "Great Job, Henry! However, I expected that from you. You live up to your great reputation."
Photograph by Gus Stangeland. Used with permission. To see photographs of some of the other performers at this event, visit Texas Accordion Association Convention Photos