Claire Huangci


Management territoty: Poland
Manager: Kacper Salzman
tel: +48 22 646 46 28
mob: +48 501 142 085

Born in New York, 22 year old pianist Claire Huangci is widely renowned for spellbinding performances that integrate a 'technical superiority second to none' and a keen narrative psyche. Upon first listen, legendary pianist Vladimir Krainev dubbed her as having "the fastest fingers in the world."
In 2003, Claire was accepted by the Curtis Institute with a full scholarship and continued her piano studies there for four years. During that time, she had her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Wolfgang Sawallisch. 2007 marked her first appearances in Europe with solo performances in Herkulessaal die Residenz in Munich, Ludwigshafen, and in the Salle Cortot Hall of Paris as well as concerto appearances with National Philharmonique du Maroc, China Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Suedwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz Orchester.

In the 2011 ARD Music Competition, Claire was awarded the 2nd prize and prize for the youngest finalist from BR Klassik. In the finals, she performed the Chopin Concerto 1 with the Symphonieorchester Bayerischen Rundfunks at the Munich Gasteig to critical acclaim. As a frequent guest on TV and radio air, Claire has appeared in profiles for Deutsche Welle, FranceTV2, TVP (Poland), CCTV (China), NHK(Japan), RTBF (Belgium), FOX news and PBS (US), and has been heard in numerous radio broadcasts around the world.

Her 2011/2012 season includes appearances with the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Herkulesaal, Munich Rundfunkorchester at the Prinzregententheater, Boca Raton Symphony and Maestro Philippe Entremont, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra Lodz, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, and a New Year's Eve Concert with the Santa Fe Symphony, as well as recitals in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Turkey, China, America, and a return to the Schwetzingen Festspiele and Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. She will also be a resident artist for the 2012 Newport Festival and 2012 Festival Miami.

Claire Huangci has been studying at the Hannover Musikhochschule with Prof. Vardi since October 2007. She has received scholarships from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, DAAD, and Yamaha Music Foundation, and was awarded the 2010 SONY career grant from NYC Salon de Virtuosi, Promusicis Award, and the Orpheum Music Prize from Zurich. From 2012, she will be supported by the Accenture Foundation in Paris.

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