Guy Lockhart Henderson was born on 21 May 1934, and died on 4 January 2013. He was the principle in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra between the 1950s and 1960s. Henderson then played in the Australian Chamber Orchestra's first concert in 1975. In 1967, he was offered the place of lead oboist in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He continued in this position until he retired in 1998. Henderson also taught and mentored many oboe students in his career, many of which have gone on to be successful musicians in their own right.
Henderson's most famous piece is his part as the solo oboist in Peter Sculthorpe's 'Small Town,' played by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.