Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Claire Huangci

Claire Huangci is a young pianist who fascinates and amazes everyone who listens to her playing. His musical virtuosity transcends human understanding. It is said of her that she is a genius of the piano. His ingenuous and mature play at the same time excites, moves, touches deeply.

She expresses on her musical vision: “Since I started learning the piano, I felt that music was my concrete way of expressing my emotions and feelings.” When I started giving concerts, I realized that the best musician was the one who could communicate with an audience in such a personal way that the audience empathizes with the performer and feels through the musician the emotions of the composer related to such work.This creates the true interpretation through which the public and the musician communicate with each other, I would like to spread classical music all over the world by involving myself in my music with such strength and passion that people of all religions, races and backgrounds can to understand it and to listen to classical music After all my concerts, people from the public often come to see me with tears in their eyes, telling me how much They have been touched in their souls, or how much music has brought them reminiscences of their country, their childhood, or how much I have given them such a version of a beloved work that they will never forget. These are the moments I cherish. ”

Born in New York in 1990, Claire Huangci, of Chinese origin and American nationality, is currently studying in Hanover, Germany. From a family of scientists, Claire received a piano for her 6 years. After exploring the instrument alone for a year, she was then enrolled at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, where she will study with Ursula Ingolfsson.

At the age of seven, Fox Television called her a child prodigy, she went on to win prizes and win many competitions, including the 1999 World Piano Competition (Young Artists’ Division), which would lead her to perform at the concert. of the World Festival Orchestra in Cincinnati Ohio, then to Carnegie Hall.

In 2000, Claire Huangci became a student of Eleanor Sokoloff, a professor at the Curtis Institute of Music, which she officially joined in 2003, with the help of a grant from the Hirsig Family Foundation. Pupil of Eleanor Sokoloff and Gary Graffman, she won the Philadelphia Orchestra Competition under the baton of Wolfgang Sawalisch, and will also perform with a dozen other orchestras. Several of her concerts were broadcast on music radio in 2006 and 2007. In April 2006, Claire Huangci won the 1st Prize at the 57th Chopin Kosciuszko International Piano Competition in New York. His performance of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 with the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra was broadcast on New York’s WQXR radio in May 2006.

She has performed numerous recitals and concertos with orchestras throughout the United States, including Colorado, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York. Also in 2006, she was invited to join Yamaha Artist Services, Inc., becoming the youngest Yamaha artist. The Hamamatsu Piano Competition introduced her to Japan, she received the Extraordinary Merit Diploma, distinguishing her as the public’s favorite. Professor Hiroko Nakamura invited her to perform in her series of concerts of the 100 piano masters.

After completing her training at the Curtis Institute of Music, Claire studied at the Hochschule de Musique Hannover with Professor Arie Vardi since October 2007. The 2007 season represents a new stage. She made her debut in Europe with recitals in Munich, Frankfurt, Paris (Salle Cortot). At the Morocco Festival, she was invited to play the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody / Paganini with the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra and recitals in Casablanca and Rabat. In addition, Claire made her debut with the China Philharmonic in Beijing with the Grieg Concerto. In April 2007, she toured Zurich, Switzerland, Lodi and Milan in Italy, Constance and Lindau in Germany, performing Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 with the Sudewestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz Orchestra. At the Euroarts Festival in Leipzig, Claire studied with Professor Karl-Heinz Kammerling and played recitals at the Grand Auditorium and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. In 2008 and 2009, Claire is invited to perform in France, Germany (Baden Baden, Leizig), and the United States (Steinway Hall, USC Theater, Kaufmann Center, Kimmel Center), Israel (Philharmonie Hall), Poland , Japan (Yamaha Ginza, and Sai no Kuni Saitama Art Theater), Korea (Hoam Hall) and Spain (Leon, Valencia). She will appear in the Auvers Festivals on Oise, Menton Music, Chopin Duszniki, Leipzig and Pusan ​​Euroarts, and Aspen Festival.

She was selected by China as Lang Lang and Yundi Li to give a recital at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.


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