Biography

The young american pianist, winner of the Mozart prize at the 2018 Geza Anda Competition, captivates audiences with her “radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, keen interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy” (Salzburger Nachrichten).
Claire Huangci first established herself as an outstanding and expressive interpreter of Chopin, and won first prizes at the Chopin competitions in Darmstadt and Miami, before becoming the youngest participant to receive second prize at the International ARD Music Competition in 2011. She has since proved her great versatility with an unusually broad repertoire. Claire Huangci has performed in solo recitals and as a partner with international orchestras such as the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (under Sir Roger Norrington), Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony at international festivals and at concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Wiener Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Gasteig Munich and the Suntory Hall Tokyo.

Four successful solo albums have been released on Berlin Classics/Edel. Following her debut CD with solo works of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev and her prizewinning double album of Scarlatti sonatas, (German Record Critics‘ Award and Gramophone Editor’s Choice) she released a celebrated recording of the complete Chopin nocturnes in Spring 2017 and the complete Rachmaninov preludes in September 2018.

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