During his time as principal trombonist with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz he dedicated much of his time to historic performance. Since then, he has performed with many leading early music ensembles and conductors such as Konrad Junghänel, Philippe Herreweghe, Andrew Parrott, Ton Koopman, Pablo Heras-Casado and Thomas Hengelbrock. He is the founder and director of the Capricornus Ensemble Stuttgart.
Alongside his work as soloist with orchestras including the Bundesjugendorchester, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Dortmund Philharmoniker, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester and the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, he is an enthusiastic chamber musician. Partnering with artists such as the Mandelring Quartett, the Vogler Quartett, the Verdi Quartett, the Peter Lehel Quartett, Daniel Schnyder, Martin Spangenberg, Wolfgang Bauer, Christian Lampert, Radovan Vlatkovic and City Brass Stuttgart.
Especially close to Henning’s heart is the exploration and expansion of the trombone repertoire. Thus, he is active in discovering and premiering unknown works from the renaissance and baroque eras, as well as collaborations with contemporary composers and crossover artists e.g. Peter Lehel and Daniel Schnyder.
Before assuming the role of professor of trombone at the University of Music Stuttgart, Henning taught at the universities of music in Saarbrücken and Basel and has given masterclasses internationally from Paris and Moscow to South Africa and China.