Pianist Grace Huang has performed extensively worldwide, receiving praise from both audiences and critics. Grace has given recitals for organizations throughout England. including the Douglas Music Society and concert series at Hurstwood Farm, Brantwood and the Kendal Brewery Arts Centre. She has been a featured soloist in the music festivals of Peterborough, Beverley, Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Haverhill, as well as the Ribble Valley International Piano Week.
Grace has been invited to perform with orchestras around the country, including the City of York Guildhall Orchestra and the Lakeland Sinfonia, in addition to orchestras in Derby, Cambridge, Blackburn, Windsor, Settle, Ripon and the High Peak. In her final year of study she made her debut with the Halld Orchestra, for which she was praised by the Yorkshire Post for her ‘blend of power, delicacy and seductive swagger.’
Equally credited as a chamber musician, she has appeared in the country’s top venues, including London’s South Bank, the Bridgewater Hall and St John’s Smith Square. Her performances have also been aired on Australian Broadcast Radio and BBC Radio 3.
While based in London, Grace has also performed in France, Germany, Italy, Chile, Taiwan and her native Canada.
Grace began piano lessons at the age of three with her mother. She studied for ten years at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Lorraine Ambrose, during which time she was a frequent prizewinner at both local and national competitions, including the 1st Pacific Piano Competition.
She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with renowned pianist Martin Roscoe, funded by an International Scholarship from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She obtained her B.Mus degree with First Class Honours and was also the recipient of an RAM Foundation Award. She has also been awarded a PPRNCM from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was generously supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
During her studies, she worked with many of the world’s distinguished musicians, including Claude Frank, Benjamin Frith, Klaus Hellwig, Dominique Merlet, Alexander Melnikov, Jon Kimura Parker and Stephen Hough.
Grace is deeply committed to raising funds for charity, and has given performances in aid of the Marie Curie Fund for Cancer Research and the British Columbia Children’s Hospital, among others.
“quite magical.. .sparkling, delicate…” Yorkshire Evening Press
“one of the most talented young pianists around – her performances always combine rare communication skills with spine-tingling excitement…” Martin Roscoe