Claire Huangci, piano

Photo Credit: Jean-Baptiste Millot

Claire is an American pianist who continuously captivates audiences with her “radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, keen interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy” (Salzburger Nachrichten). With an irrepressible curiosity and penchant for unusual repertoire, she proves her versatility with a wide range of repertoire spanning from Bach and Scarlatti via German and Russian romanticism to Bernstein, Gulda and Corigliano.  

Claire’s international career began at age nine and she has won numerous competitions including first prize at the European Chopin competition and the US National Chopin competition (2009, 2010). Claire was the youngest participant to receive second prize at the International ARD Music Competition (2011) and was awarded the grand prize at the Geza Anda Competition (2018) and the Chambre Orchestre de Paris Play-Direct academy (2019). 

A sought-after soloist and recitalist, Claire has appeared in prestigious halls all over the world. Claire’s extensive discography of critically-acclaimed solo, chamber, and concerto recordings show her keen interest in a diverse pool of repertoire and span works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Scarlatti, Chopin, and Rachmanioff. This season, she will release an album of Mozart concerti with Howard Griffiths and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, to be released on Alpha Classics. Claire is a proud ambassador of Henle Verlag. 

Upcoming Performances:

Aug 26 – Piano Marathon: One Day, Three Concerts

Aug 27 – Floating Concert

Aug 31 – Grotto I: Bach in the Grotto